Dr Thornley said: "We are not reassured by government reports that the NHS is 97% compliant with the new working time regulation
as we fear many junior doctors are being pressured to lie about hours.
Contract notice: Evaluation of offshore working time regulation
Under the Working Time Regulation
Act 1998, all employees who work at least three hours at night should be assessed for their suitability to work at these times.
Unfortunately, if you are entitled to spend the time on-call at home, this will not count as working time for the purpose of calculating your hours under the Working Time Regulation
or in terms of the national minimum wage.
The Working Time Regulation
stipulates a worker must have at least a 20 minute break away from work in a six-hour period.
Employers are obliged (under the Working Time Regulations
1998) to give workers at least 5.
The Contractor confirms by submitting his offer that the execution of the services corresponds to the German accident prevention, occupational safety and working time regulations
as well as the German and EU-wide generally accepted safety and working medical rules.
Michael Hibbs, chairman of the employment law committee at Birmingham Law Society said: "Employers are not required to give 'smoking breaks' on top of the usual breaks required under the Working Time Regulations
The Working Time Regulations
(WTR), the UK version of the European Working Time Directive, have applied to all junior doctors since 2004.
A RECENT European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision, which ruled that a Spanish security alarm company breached working time regulations
, could have a big impact on Scottish businesses.
The European Court of Justice reviewed the legislation on working time which, in the UK, is the Working Time Regulations