Specifying working hours on a contract of employment

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 2 August 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Is it necessary to specify working hours on a contract of employment? For example, daily hours of work as required although a guideline is 8:00 to 18:00 and during the weekend as required although as a guideline you will be expected to work 1 weekend in 3. However, you must be prepared to work every other weekend if necessary. Guideline hours are 8:00 till 12:00. When working weekends, you will be on call all weekend.

Scott: So this is somebody that's got quite a hefty number of hours. But the Employment Rights Order 1996 has something to say on contracts or at least on written particulars and what's it's got to include on hours.

Seamus: Yeah, I mean, the basic principle is, is

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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