working time

(redirected from work day)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
References in periodicals archive ?
Liverpool-based Agent Marketing reported feeling more refreshed and energised since their work day was reduced although they did also note how strange it feels.
The Chamber is asking locals to get in the saddle by pledging miles for Cycle to Work Day on the website www.cycletoworkday.org Cycle to Work Day also falls on the same day as the chamber's popular breakfast Connections Count event.
Cerys Furlong, director of NIACE Cymru, said: "From improved earning potential for employees through to increased profits for employers, Learning at Work Day is an opportunity to rediscover and celebrate the positive benefits of learning at, and for, work.
Director of the Garden Turatbek Musuraliev said that another part of the funds will be spent on the organization of work days on greening.
If a business sponsors a Poetry at Work Day experience for employees and clients, (or if an employee celebrates on his own) Tweetspeak Poetry will consider highlighting the details.
We hope that even more organisations will join us next year for Learning at Work Day on 20 May, 2010.
"Our bike section is positive in supporting motorcyclists, and we feel that by doing something such as this it will have a much greater impact for National Ride to Work Day than people travelling individually."
"People bringing their dogs to work for one day to celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day can make a huge difference in the adoption rates at shelters around the world.
During the same time, the facility experienced a 71% reduction in recordable worker injuries and a 79% improvement in lost work days.
For the past two years PR Support has handled media relations activity for Learning at Work Day in the charity's Midlands and Eastern regions, and in both years it has secured more coverage for the day than consultancies supporting the other regions.
"NEC's two new notebooks with the Crusoe microprocessor, along with innovative battery and screen technologies, can deliver wireless computing for a full work day."