Working Time Directive

AvaPA provides full compliance checking with the current EU and UK Working Time Directive Laws.

The software fully complies with the current working time laws, thus is regularly updated to reflect any changes in the law. Aspects in particular that the software covers are:

  • Non-working day(s) per week
  • Maximum 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 screen shot below) to show how much of an employee's weekly allowance is remaining and how much they have already used. Staff can consent to work more than the legal amount of hours but this is entirely their own choice.

Working Time Directive

Reports can also be viewed (as discussed in the reports page) on an individual employee basis in terms of acquired leave, hours and cost totals.

Legal Overview

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.

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