Working Time Directive UK Opt-Out Latest
As we predicted earlier, the European Parliament has voted today to scrap the UK Working Time Directive opt-out by 2010. However, it’s not all bad news. In the horse trading likely to take place in Brussels over the coming months it is possible that the UK opt-out will be retained, but that employers will have to keep better, more accurate, records of the hours worked by their staff and the individual employee review milestones favoured by the EU. With a good computerised Time & Attendance system this should be a relatively straight forward matter.