The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers.
This Practice Note considers the rights that workers have under the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833, (WTR) and the enforcement of those rights.
If an employer refuses to allow a worker to work in accordance with their rights under the WTR, the worker generally has the right to bring a claim in the employment tribunal. However, some of the WTR rights can only be enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
A worker also has the right to claim if they are subjected to any detriment or dismissed because they have tried to exercise their rights under the WTR.
This Practice Note also considers other obligations of employers, such as the obligations provide free health assessments to night workers and young night workers and to keep certain records.
Where the WTR applies, a contract with a worker or employee
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