Core guidance: Working hours, flexible working and time off

Are you an employer?

This guide calls you an employer if you are the person making decisions about what happens in a work situation. Most situations are covered, even if you don’t give your worker a written contract of employment or if they are a contract worker rather than a worker directly employed by you. Other types of worker such as trainees, apprentices and business partners are also covered.  Sometimes, equality law only applies to particular types of worker, such as employees, and we make it clear if this is the case.

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Last Updated: 09 Jan 2015