Employee working hours

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What does this involve?

Workers typically can’t be asked to work more than 48 hours a week on average and require adequate rest periods. For insights into managing your responsibilities and rotas, read the free Business Gateway guide to employee working hours. It covers opt-out agreements, part-time working, job sharing, overtime, rules for young workers and much more.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland that has, or plans to recruit, employees.

How long does this take?

It takes 9 minutes to read the Business Gateway guide to employee working hours.

Important information

Changing working hours is considered a change in the terms and conditions of employment. You should carefully consider the necessity of requesting a change before taking action.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more advice on employee working hours.

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