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Maximum weekly hours - opt-out agreement

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  • Maximum weekly hours opt-out agreement
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As an employer, under the Working Time Regulations 1998, you must take all reasonable steps to ensure workers do not work more than the maximum weekly limit on working time. This is an average of 48 hours per week, taken over a rolling 17-week period (subject to a degree of flexibility in certain circumstances). However, employees may choose to opt-out of this limit on working time.

This document is an opt-out agreement to be signed by the employee. It provides for:

  • the opt-out to be from the start of employment or from another date
  • the opt-out to be indefinite or for a fixed period
  • the option to extend the statutory minimum notice to withdraw the consent

For more information regarding the maximum working hours limit, see “What are the maximum hours you may work?”.

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