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.
References in classic literature ?
It is my fate to leave it in the evening; but those who are taken away earlier have only lost a few hours, at the best little worth lamenting, and much oftener hours of labour and fatigue, of pain and sorrow.
After hours of labour, the local media contacted the Malavalli Taluk Hospital and arranged for an ambulance.
You can identify that labour is one of these limiting factors and currently the labour constraint is given by the equation 3X + 4Y = 2,000 (meaning you only had 2,000 hours of labour available and each unit of X uses 3 hours and Y uses 4 hours).
Cummins provided pounds 12,000 for materials for The Friendship Garden at Christchurch Woodhouse School in Deighton, but also provided 400 hours of labour to build and plant the garden.
The idea meant weeks of research, and also many hours of labour filling Armyissue sandbags, with which dug-outs were lined.
It can cut grass unsupervised, and its manufacturers say it could save up to 40 hours of labour in the garden - the equivalent of a week's holiday - every year.
Another reason can be incredible tiredness after hours of labour and it is exhausting looking after a newborn.