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#1 Posted : 21 February 2001 14:15:00(UTC)
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Posted By Nicki
We have a number of engineers who have "opted" out of the Working Time Directive (WTD). At a recent Safety Meeting it was noted that these employees are working over 60 Hours per week. This was a little bit of a shock to everyone except the finance department who were aware of some these hours being worked from the employees timesheets.

My question is, under the WTD what are the duties of the employer to record the hours employees actually work. In this case employees are actually being paid for say 50 Hours per week but are actually working many more hours than that.

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#2 Posted : 21 February 2001 14:52:00(UTC)
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Posted By Ian Mycroft
Nicki

You need to keep records that show:

The weekly working time limit is complied with in your business. this van be done by various means, for example, by using the information used for pay, time sheets, site logs, etc. You do need to record all the hours worked by the worker who have "opted
out" and not just the hours paid.

You also need to keep an up-to-date record of workers who have "opted out".

All records need to be kept for two years.

This is taken from the DTI Guide to the Working Time Reulations

Regards,
Ian
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