Agreement to opt out of the Working Time Directive

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Employers should use this document to draft an agreement for their employees to formally opt out of the 48-hour working week under the Working Time Regulations. This document cannot be used for workers who can choose freely how long they work (e.g. managing executives of a company), domestic servants in private households, workers in the armed forces, police and emergency services, trainee doctors and mobile workers in the transport industry (road, rail, air or sea).

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Opting out of the Working Time Directive

The Working Time Directive prevents employees from being forced to work for more than 48 hours in a week, unless they freely consent to opt out of the directive.

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