Working Time Directive

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

Our recruitment software for scheduling of temporary staff allows for coherence with the current working time laws, and is regularly updated to reflect any changes to the law. Some of the aspects the recruitment software covers include:

  • 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 recruitment software makes use of simple graphics such as bar graphs (see below) to show how much of their weekly allowance an employee has used. Employees can choose to work more than the maximum amount of hours but this is at their own consent. 

Working Time Directive

There is also the option to view reports on an individual employee basis in terms of acquired leave, costs and totals.

Legal Overview

As of April 2008 Health and Safety legislation provides unlimited fines and jail sentences for corporate negligence. Whilst Britian 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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