The product is regularly updated to ensure coherance with current working time laws. The exact periods and maximums are user defined so can be easily updated when need be. Aspects that are covered include:
- Non working day(s) per week.
- Minimum break between subsequent day's employment period.
- Maximum hours per week.
- Average maximum hours per week over long periods (17 weeks).
- Non consolidated leave calculations.
- Holiday allocation and assignment.
If an employee wishes to work more than the legal amount of hours a week, they can, however this is at their own discretion.
The software uses simple graphics, such as bar charts (like the one we see below) to show how much of their weekly allowance an employee has used.
There is also the option to view reports for accrued leave, both hours and cost totals.
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, recent 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.