Employee or worker can opt out of the maximum weekly working time
UK employment law stipulates a number of rights related to employees and workers. While many of these are set in stone, there are certain rights that an employee or worker can choose to opt-out of. Of these, includes a right to refuse the cap on the length of time that employees or workers can engage in work during a week.
Opting out of the 48 hour week: The default position under English law is that employees and workers cannot work more than 48 hours per week on average. However, an individual can agree with their employer to remove the cap (so that they are able to work more than 48 hours per week). For this, you would need to use a working time opt-out document. This document template is written confirmation that your employee or worker wishes to be able to work more than 48 hours per week.
Must be voluntary: You cannot force an individual to sign a working time opt-out document. If an individual refuses to opt out of their 48 hours working cap, an employer has additional record-keeping obligations. This includes monitoring an employee’s working hours so the business can evidence that their employees or workers have not exceeded the 48-hour limit.
How can I do this with Docue?
Template that adapts to your needs: Docue’s working time opt-out template is drafted and maintained by expert employment lawyers. Simply click through the intelligent tick box options and text box answers and you’ll have a ready-to-use agreement in no time.
Take advantage of Docue’s electronic signature: Once you have completed the document, you can sign it electronically. Both parties automatically receive their own digital copy of the contract.