working time

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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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'There shall be no diminution in the 40-hour work week required under the Civil Service Law and Rules under this modified working hours,' he added.
On a 40-hour work week, this means an extra $48 a week before tax.
After the country implemented a 40-hour work week, commercial banks were given six months to cut down their working hours.
Theworking time in the 40-hour work week will be 1926 hours.
In 1940, the 40-hour work week was born, ending a battle that had been raging between workers and employers since 1866.
Summary: It also removed the 40-hour work week requirement.
GCA practices a "40 - 1" philosophy where all employees pledge to volunteer 1 hour of each 40-hour work week to a charity of their choice.
The ruling by the Court of Special Appeals upholds Dexter Wagstaff's award from the Workers' Compensation Commission, which based its decision on his working a 40-hour work week despite the fact he worked an average of under 17 hours per week his first six weeks on the job.
For those working a typical 40-hour work week, the time saved using the new London City route could save Welsh businesses up to 800 working weeks.
Working more than the standard 35- to 40-hour work week could increase a person's risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, found a study published in August in The Lancet.
He also supports the return of the 40-hour work week and believes the Overtime Expansion Proposal is not a business-friendly measure.