Working hours

Cancelled shifts leaving workers out of pocket

A third (33%) of shift workers face an ‘insecurity premium’ as a result of cancelled or last-minute shifts, according to new research from the Living Wage Foundation.

UK's new working time plans risk employee exploitation, says TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has today (13 July) warned that ministers’ plans to loosen rules on how working time is recorded would help rogue employers cheat workers out of pay.

Teachers’ union calls for maximum 35-hour week

Patrick Roach, general secretary of teachers' union NASUWT, has said an enforceable 35-hour week must be put on teachers’ contracts for the sake of the profession.

Legal ease: Put in the hours for the part-timers

Part-time working is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. The pandemic-induced lockdowns forced many employers to reconsider working patterns, leading managers to be more willing to...

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Consultation on holiday pay for temp, part-time and zero-hours workers launched

The UK government has launched a consultation into how holiday pay is calculated for temporary, part-time and zero-hours workers.

What to do when the lights are off, but the employees are in

The pressure on gas supplies has sparked fears that there may be a need for scheduled blackouts across the UK when energy usage peaks this winter.

Why the four-day week won't work

Over 3,300 employees from 70 different companies are currently participating in a UK trial of a four-day working week. There is, however, divided opinion as to whether a four-day working week will...

Four-day work week doesn't have to be a headache

Over three thousand workers, 60 companies and seven months - I don’t think anyone would have predicted that the UK would not just witness, but positively embrace the biggest trial of the four-day...

Nine-day fortnight could be a better alternative to a four-day week

Many businesses are now experimenting with a four-day week, but a nine-day fortnight may be a more viable alternative for some.

Job adverts with four-day week up 90%

As thousands of workers from 70 UK firms embark on an experiment to test the benefits of four-day week, job ads for this type of arrangement have surged.

What to expect from the UK's four-day week trial

Starting this week and running until December, more than 60 UK companies with over 3,000 workers will participate in a six-month coordinated trial of the four-day working week as part of a global...

Does ‘porngate' highlight the need for HR to police employees' work time?

A political scandal around porn-watching at work reopened the debate on whether employees need strict management of what they get up to while on-the-clock, says Dan Cave.