Frequently Asked Employment Questions

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Topic: Work-related issues

Can we still use the working time opt-out?

Yes. Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, workers can choose to work over and above an average 48-hour week, provided they sign a written opt-out agreement or clause to signify their consent to exclude the statutory maximum 48 hours. Though the issue of whether to alter this has been periodically considered, there are currently no active plans to change it.