Working Time Directive


Working Time Directive
Working Time Directive ˈWorking ˌTime Diˌrective noun [singular]
HUMAN RESOURCES the European Union rules that state that employees must not work more than 48 hours a week, and also state how much rest and holiday they should have

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Working Time Directive UK US noun [S] (ABBREVIATION WTD)
HR, WORKPLACE, GOVERNMENT a set of rules made by the European Union that state how long people should work each week, and how much holiday they should have. The EU Working Time Directive became law in many EU countries, but not all EU member states follow its rules in the same way: »

Unions complained that workers were being deprived of the four-week annual holiday that they were legally entitled to under the Working Time Directive.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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