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working time

the amount of time spent working for an employer. In the European Union this is regulated by the Working Time Directive and the Young Worker's Directive. In general this legislation restricts weekly hours of work to 48 but this may be averaged out over a period of time. Workers can also choose to work longer hours, and some groups of workers are excluded in both the Directive and national legislation implementing the Directive. The legislation also provides rights to rest periods and to a minimum of four weeks paid holiday each year.
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This was nearly a third more than the ten working days per 1,000 employees that were lost in 2013 - an increase of 30 per cent.
Cheques show up in people's current accounts two working days after they are paid in, but the money cannot usually be withdrawn until after four working days, while there is no guarantee that a cheque will not bounce until six working days have passed.
And MNAs with a custom nozzle-plate thicknesses ship in 10 working days.
THE amount of working days lost to strikes last year was the lowest in 30 years.
He then has five working days to review it and veto any changes the council made.
This system allows us to go from ingot to heat-treated castings to shipping in 5-7 working days and from ingot to heat-treated and machined castings in 7-9 working days with minimal inventory.
This acquisition is expected to close within 7-14 working days
There are for this advertised by the contracting authority two profiles and each given a fixed number of working days (basic benefit and option).
A SERIES of strikes by public sector unions has led to a big rise in the annual number of working days lost through industrial action.
The new working days will be four Saturdays a March 19, May 28m September 3, September 17.
SCOTTISH firms lost almost 100,000 working days due to accidents at work last year.