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working time

in the law of the EU as applied by Member States, any period during which the worker is working, at the employer's disposal and carrying out his activities or duties, in accordance with national laws and practices. The average working time for each seven-day period, including overtime, generally must not exceed 48 hours. The UK government managed to secure an opt-out provision by which for the first seven years of the directive coming into force, workers can voluntarily continue to work more than 48 hours a week but not under compulsion. The directive requires that every worker is entitled to a minimum daily rest period of 11 consecutive hours per 24-hour period (Article 3). The directive also requires that Member States take the measures necessary to ensure that per each seven-day period, every worker is entitled to a minimum uninterrupted rest period of 24 hours plus the 11 hours' daily rest. A rest period is any period that is not working time, e.g. the lunch hour. Workers are generally entitled to four weeks' annual leave and at least a week of it in one block. The employer can decide, subject to detailed rules, when the leave can be taken. If a worker is required to work for more than six hours at a stretch, he or she is entitled to a rest break of 20 minutes.
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If an employee works on a special holiday that also falls on his/her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 50 percent of his/her daily rate on the first eight hours of work.
(c) Where the combined total number of ordinary hours worked under an employee's multiple assignments is equivalent to those set out in subclause (i)(a) of Clause 4, Hours of Work and Free Time of Employees Other than Directors of Nursing and Area Managers, Nurse Education, for day workers, or subclause (ii)(a) of Clause 4 ...
The time spent on travelling between his home and place of work shall not be included in his hours of work."
For work done on a special day that is the employee's rest day, pay shall be an additional 50 percent of the daily rate for the first eight hours of work.
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Answer: I would like to clarify to the questioner that the UAE Labour Law, article 65 states the following: "The maximum normal hours of work of adult workers shall be eight a day or 48 a week.
8 of 1980 which states: "The maximum normal hours of work of adult workers shall be eight a day or 48 a week.
-"For work done during the special day, the workers shall be paid an additional 30 percent of their daily rate on the first eight (8) hours of work;"
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