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The Working Time Regulations 1998

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING WORKING TIME

    1. 3.General

    2. 4.Maximum weekly working time

    3. 5.Agreement to exclude the maximum

    4. 6.Length of night work

    5. 7.Health assessment and transfer of night workers to day work

    6. 8.Pattern of work

    7. 9.Records

    8. 10.Daily rest

    9. 11.Weekly rest period

    10. 12.Rest breaks

    11. 13.Entitlement to annual leave

    12. 14.Compensation related to entitlement to leave

    13. 15.Dates on which leave is taken

    14. 16.Payment in respect of periods of leave

    15. 17.Entitlements under other provisions

  4. PART III EXCEPTIONS

    1. 18.Excluded sectors

    2. 19.Domestic service

    3. 20.Unmeasured working time

    4. 21.Other special cases

    5. 22.Shift workers

    6. 23.Collective and workforce agreements

    7. 24.Compensatory rest

    8. 25.Workers in the armed forces

    9. 26.Young workers employed on ships

    10. 27.Young workers: force majeure

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 28.Enforcement

    2. 29.Offences

    3. 30.Remedies

    4. 31.Right not to suffer detriment

    5. 32.Unfair dismissal

    6. 33.Conciliation

    7. 34.Appeals

    8. 35.Restrictions on contracting out

  6. PART V SPECIAL CLASSES OF PERSON

    1. 36.Agency workers not otherwise “workers”

    2. 37.Crown employment

    3. 38.Armed forces

    4. 39.House of Lords staff

    5. 40.House of Commons staff

    6. 41.Police service

    7. 42.Non-employed trainees

    8. 43.Agricultural workers

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      WORKFORCE AGREEMENTS

      1. 1.An agreement is a workforce agreement for the purposes of...

      2. 2.For the purposes of this Schedule— “a particular group” is...

      3. 3.The requirements concerning elections referred to in paragraph 2 are...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      WORKERS EMPLOYED IN AGRICULTURE

      1. 1.Except where, in the case of a worker partly employed...

      2. 2.Where, in the case referred to in paragraph 1 above,...

      3. 3.In this Schedule, “an agricultural wages order” means an order...

  8. Explanatory Note

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