(Solution) CIPD 5OS01 4.2 Major statutory rights in leave and working time


Working hours & time off work give employees basic rights and protections relating to working time. True Health should consider the following statutory rights concerning leave and Working time.

A right to 28 days paid leaves in a year– A full-time worker in the UK has the right to 28 days’ holiday if they worked for 5 weeks straight, which is equivalent to 5.6 weeks of leaves in a year. With the Working Time Regulations 1998 (UK) provision, permanent employees should be given 5.6 weeks of leaves, including bank holidays (Legislation.gov.uk, 1998). However, employees who work irregular hours are entitled to paid time off for every hour they work.Paid annual leave is a legal right that an employer must provide. Based on the Working Time regulation 1998, Workers have the right to take rests at certain intervals during the Working period (Acas.org.uk, 2023). These have enabled them to avoid fatigue and improve their concentration levels to deliver results with the most adequate outcomes.A right to 11 hours of rest a day– Employers have the right to take 11 hours of breaks in a day, before and after working hours. For instance, an employee who finished his work at 9 pm on Tuesday must start on Wednesday, at 8 am. According to the Working Time Regulations 1998, an uninterrupted 11 hours of rest is the statutory right of employees (Legislation.gov.uk, 1998).

True Health’s working hours and shifts should consider 11 at the broken protocol.

A right to work not more than 48 hours in a week– Average working hours are calculated over 17 weeks, and workers can work for work more than 48 hours if the average working hours are less than 48 hours. According to Working Time Regulations 1998 (UK), workers in the UK should not have to work more than an average of 48 hours a week (Legislation.gov.uk, 1998). The only way to work more than 48 hours in a week is if employees sign an agreement to opt out of the maximum weekly working time limit.

Shift works-These types of rests must only entitle to a part number of rests for working weeks or days.

Rest during working Weeks-Workersare entitled to have a minimum of rest depending on how long they have worked. For instance, in 7 days period, at least 24 hours of rest. In 14 days, at least 48 hours of rest, whereas employees can take 1 block of 48 hours or 2 blocks of 24 hours of rest as per their preferences (Acas.org.uk, 2023).

Rest between working days-…..

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