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Downloadable and customisable documents relating to working time. For more information visit our employment law pages on this issue.

Overtime contract clause
Overtime contract clause
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This contract clause outlines the requirement for employees to work overtime and details the payment for this.

Double employment notification letter
Double employment notification letter
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This letter can be sent to an employee undertaking secondary employment asking them to provide specific details of this to ensure they are not working more than 48 hours per week, which would be in breach of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997.

Employee declaration of rest breaks form
Employee declaration of rest breaks form
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Employees can use this form to declare they are receiving the correct rest breaks during their working hours, as set out in the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997.

Working hours recording sheet
Working hours recording sheet
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Employees can use this sheet to record the number of hours worked per day.

On-call policy
On-call policy
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This policy clarifies the organisation's approach to on-call working, explaining the rights and responsibilities of employees who are on call.

 

Policy on concessions granted for watching/attending a sporting or special event of national importance
Policy on concessions granted for watching/attending a sporting or special event of national importance
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This policy covers the Company's position on time off or change of work patterns for attending or watching sporting or special events, including the application procedure.

Requests for a temporary reduction in working hours policy
Requests for a temporary reduction in working hours policy
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This policy states that employees wishing to temporarily reduce their working hours should request this in writing, and that the Company will endeavour to accommodate such requests where practicable.

 

Working hours policy
Working hours policy
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The purpose of this policy is to set out the organisation’s approach to working hours, including information on daily hours, rest breaks, weekly hours, night work, annual leave, double employment, timekeeping and record keeping.

Right to 'switch off' policy
Right to 'switch off' policy
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The purpose of this policy is to set out the organisation’s approach to employees carrying out work outside of their normal working hours, including information on working time obligations, automatic replies and maintaining a positive work/life balance.

Flexible hours of work contract clause
Flexible hours of work contract clause
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This contract clause can be used where a flexi hours system is in operation, or where a changeable rota system is used. 

Letter for an employee to request to be placed in a band of hours
Letter for an employee to request to be placed in a band of hours
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This letter can be used by an employee to make a statutory request to be placed in a band of hours. The letter allows the employee to include the average hours they have worked and to indicate which band they should be placed in. 

Response to request to be placed in a band of hours - accepting
Employer's response to rquest to be placed in a band of hours - accepting
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This letter can be used to reply to an employee's request to be placed in a band of hours where the request has been granted. The letter can be used to state whether this is a permanent or temporary change to contractual terms.

Response to request to be placed in a band of hours - declining request
Response to request to be placed in a band of hours - declining request
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This letter can be used to reply to an employee's request to be placed in a band of hours where the request has been declined, outlining the business reason for not approving the request.