Working Time


Working time is any period during which an individual is working, is at the employer's disposal and is carrying out the employer's activities or duties. You’ll find here information on hours of work, working time regulations, overtime and shift working, holidays and annual leave, other time off, bank and public holidays, work life balance and reservists.

There is another page for flexible working and we also have a range of articles and information on employee well-being by AXA PPP healthcare, CIPD's employee health and well-being online knowledge partner.

Looking for an older report on working time which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

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Zero-hours contracts: myth and reality

Zero-hours contracts have been in the headlines in recent months. Our report sets out the debate and presents survey findings around the issues. It includes recommendations for employers and policy makers.

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