Working Time Directive

AvaPA provides full compliance checking with the current EU and UK Working Time Directive Laws.

The software is regularly updated to ensure compliance with working time laws, within the following aspects:

  • Non-working day(s) per week.
  • Minimum break requirements.
  • Maximum hours per week.
  • Average maximum hours per week over long periods (17 weeks).
  • Non-consolidated leave calculations.
  • Holiday allocation and assignment.

The software also makes use of simple graphics such as bar graphs (as can be seen below), showing how much of their weekly allowance staff have used. Staff have the option to work more hours than the legal limit if they so wish to.

Working Time Directive

Reports can also be viewed for each individual employee in areas such as acquired leave, hours and cost totals. More information on reports can be found here.

Legal Overview 

As of April 2008 Health and Safety legislation provides unlimited fines and jail sentences for corporate negligence. Whilst Britain has an opt out from aspects of work time directive legislation, court ruling suggest the following:
Any Agency Employer who's staff exceed WTD limits and are subsequently involved, even accidentally, in a harmful situation may be liable under corporate health and safety laws. The liability extends to anyone involved in the Management chain from Owners and Directors down. Proof of checking that WTD limits were adhered to would be of considerable assistance in any defence. Inability to substantiate that WTD requirements were properly monitored could be seized upon by the prosecution.

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