Working Time Directive
The software is regularly updated to ensure the current working time laws are met, and these tend to be updated on a yearly basis. Areas the software covers include:
- Non-working day(s) per week.
- Minimum break requirements.
- Maximum hours per week.
- Average maximum hours per week over long periods (17 weeks).
- Non-consolidated leave calculations.
- Holiday allocation and assignment.
The software makes use of simple graphics, such as bar graphs (see below), to show how much of their weekly allowance each employee has remanining. An employee can choose to work more than the weekly allowance, at their own discretion.
Reports can also be viewed on an individual basis for every employee showing acquired leave, hours and cost totals. A more detailed page on reports can be found here.
As of April 2008 Health and Safety legislation provides unlimited fines and jail sentences for corporate negligence. Whilst Britain has an opt out from aspects of work time directive legislation, court ruling suggest the following:
Any Agency Employer who's staff exceed WTD limits and are subsequently involved, even accidentally, in a harmful situation may be liable under corporate health and safety laws. The liability extends to anyone involved in the Management chain from Owners and Directors down. Proof of checking that WTD limits were adhered to would be of considerable assistance in any defence. Inability to substantiate that WTD requirements were properly monitored could be seized upon by the prosecution.