UK employees work 18 days of unpaid overtime a year
According to a recent study, the average UK employee works 18 additional days of unpaid overtime a year. In an article for HR Magazine, partner Nicholas Le Riche cautions employers to ensure that their employees are taking at least a 20 minute break every six hours, as mandated by working time regulations.
Nicholas Le Riche states:
‘It can be difficult for employers to ensure that their employees are not working in breach of the daily and weekly limits, especially now that hybrid and other flexible working arrangements are so common.
However, active management by stressing the importance of staff taking regular breaks, emphasising that emails received outside of normal hours don’t have to be immediately responded to and looking for signs that staff are working excessive hours can all help.’
The article on unpaid overtime, can be read in full on the HR Magazine website.