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Contract clauses

Overtime contract clause

Overtime contract clause

Overtime contract clause
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This document contains a choice of two clauses, one that applies to those paid waged and one that applies to those earning salaries.

Contract clause explaining the right to opt out of the 48 hour working week

Contract clause explaining the right to opt out of the 48 hour working week

Contract clause explaining the right to opt out of the 48 hour working week
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This clause can be inserted in a contract to explain the average maximum weekly hours limit applied by the working time legislation. The clause also details how employees can agree to opt-out of this limit, or withdraw their agreement in the future. To document the employee's opt-out agreement, the 'Agreement to opt out of the 48 hour working week' form should be used.

Policy

Unsocial working hours’ policy

Unsocial working hours’ policy

Unsocial working hours’ policy
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This template can be used to outline the organisation's rules and obligations relating to staff who work unsocial hours. Unsocial hours are those worked outside of the organisation's normal working hours, and the policy allows the business to define which hours they consider to be normal working hours. The policy includes areas relating to pay, risks, health assessment and communicating with the unsocial hours worker.

On-call policy

On-call policy

On-call policy
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This policy clarifies the organisation's approach to on-call working, explaining the rights and responsibilities of employees who are on call.

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Overtime policy

Overtime policy

Overtime policy
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This policy outlines the Company's position on overtime, that it should be approved in writing by a relevant manager beforehand, and at what point there will be an enhanced rate of pay.

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Policy on concessions granted for watching/attending a sporting or special event of national importance

Policy on concessions granted for watching/attending a sporting or special event of national importance

Policy on concessions granted for watching/attending a sporting or special event of national importance
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This policy covers the Company's position on time off or change of work patterns for attending or watching sporting or special events, including the application procedure.

Second job policy

Second job policy

Second job policy
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This policy covers the process for notifying the organisation, conflicts of interest, confidential information, working time and working in a second job when on sick leave from the organisation.

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Working time policy

Working time policy

Working time policy
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The purpose of this policy is to set out the organisation’s approach to working hours, including information on daily hours, rest breaks, weekly hours, night work and annual leave.

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Young workers policy

Young workers policy

Young workers policy
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This policy sets out the rules relating to the employment of young people, including information on hours of work and health and safety.

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Letter

Letter asking an employee to provide details of secondary employment or work

Letter asking an employee to provide details of secondary employment or work

Letter asking an employee to provide details of secondary employment or work
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This letter can be sent to an employee undertaking secondary employment asking them to provide specific details of this to ensure they are not working more than 48 hours per week, which would be in breach of the Working Time Regulations 1998.

Letter explaining the right to opt out of the 48 hour working week

Letter explaining the right to opt out of the 48 hour working week

Letter explaining the right to opt out of the 48 hour working week
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Use this letter to explain the average maximum weekly hours limit applied by the working time legislation to employees. The letter outlines that the employee can choose to opt out of the limit, and the procedure to follow if they choose to withdraw this agreement at a later date. The 'Agreement to opt out of the 48 hour working week' form should be enclosed with this letter.

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Workforce agreement

Workforce agreement

Workforce agreement
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This workforce agreement can be used to outline modifications, exclusions and definitions under the Working Time Regulations 1998. In order to be classed as a workforce agreement, the agreement has to meet certain criteria including the duration of the agreement and who signs this on behalf of the workers. Further information is available in our working time employment law pages.

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