What is the Working Time Directive?

ProTime can help your company comply with the EU Working Time Directive

Mark Information’s Time & Attendance solution ProTime helps companies comply with the European Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC)

The Working Time Directive provides a minimum guarantee of:

  • a maximum average working week (including overtime) of 48 hours (Article 6)
  • a minimum daily rest period of 11 consecutive hours in every 24 (Article 3)
  • breaks when the working day exceeds six hours (Article 4)
  • a minimum weekly rest period of 24 hours plus the 11 hours daily rest period in every seven-day period (Article 5)
  • a minimum of four weeks paid annual leave (Article 7)
  • night work is restricted to an average of eight hours in any 24-hour period (Article 8)

Source: Euro Info Centres (EIC)

These main provisions increase the requirements for companies in terms of providing accurate records of employees’ working time and breaks. Mark Information’s Time & Attendance solutions will ease the administrative work in order to comply with this extensive set of rules.

What is the Working Time Directive (WTD)?

Directive 2003/88/EC on certain aspects of the organisation of working time is a piece of health and safety legislation laying down minimum requirements designed to protect workers from the adverse effects of working excessive hours, having inadequate rest periods and leave and having to work disruptive working patterns. The original Directive 93/104/EC, adopted in 1993, was amended in 2000 by Directive 2000/34/EC and the two have now been consolidated into Directive 2003/88/EC. A new proposal for a directive, seeking to amend key aspects of the legislation, was adopted by the Commission on 22 September 2004.

Read the full Working Time Directive.
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