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Where the employee has more than one employer, are separate agreements in respect of each employer required to opt out of the maximum average 48-hour working week?

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Published on LexisPSL on 17/12/2018

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  • Where the employee has more than one employer, are separate agreements in respect of each employer required to opt out of the maximum average 48-hour working week?

Unless a worker opts out of his rights, he has the right to work no more than an average 48-hour working week.

For further information, see Practice Note: Hours of work and working time, in particular the sections headed: The maximum working week and Opting out of the maximum working week.

In relation to young workers, Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR 1998), SI 1998/1833, reg 5A specifies that, where a young worker has two or more employers, hours worked for both or all must be aggregated, and

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