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Civil aviation staff

UK decision to invoke Article 50 of the TEU: More information

As of 30 March 2019, all EU law will cease to apply to the UK, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, or the European Council and the UK decide unanimously to extend the two-year negotiation period. For more information about the legal repercussions for businesses:

Working time, paid leave and rest

If you employ staff in the civil aviation sector, you must limit their maximum annual working time to 2 000 hours, with a maximum of 900 hours of total flight time.

You must guarantee that mobile staff working in civil aviation are given at least 4 weeks of paid annual leave. You cannot replace it by an allowance, except when the employment is terminated.

You should give your staff working in all types of services a minimum of:

Health and safety

Before your staff start to work, they must undertake a free health assessment, respecting medical confidentiality, and repeat it at regular intervals. If an employee suffers from health problems connected to night work, you must transfer them, whenever possible, to day work.

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