Hours of work

The working week
The maximum working hours for most employees are set out in the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997.

Rest periods and work breaks
Employees are entitled to breaks during work and rest between periods of working time.

Night work
Describes how the hours of work and the health and safety of night workers are regulated.

Working time records
This document describes employers' legal duty to keep detailed records of employees' starting and finishing times, the number of hours worked by employees and any leave taken by employees.