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Working hours, holiday and leave

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:

As an employer, you need to know the minimum EU standards for working hours and rest, breaks, annual leave and night work. Derogations from some of the working time obligations are possible, if allowed by national law.

Remember that any of your employees (male or female) can request parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, regardless of their contract type. Both parents are entitled to at least 4 months of leave each.

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