The software is regularly updated to ensure compliance with
working time laws, within the following aspects:
- Non-working day(s) per week.
- Minimum break requirements.
- Maximum hours per week.
- Average maximum hours per week over long periods (17
- Non-consolidated leave calculations.
- Holiday allocation and assignment.
The software also makes use of simple graphics such as bar
graphs (as can be seen below), showing how much of their weekly
allowance staff have used. Staff have the option to work more hours
than the legal limit if they so wish to.
Reports can also be viewed for each individual employee in areas
such as acquired leave, hours and cost totals. More information 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.