Working Time Directive (Limitation) Bill (HC Bill 56)




Limit the application of the EU Working Time Directive; and for connected

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Limitations on definition of working time

Notwithstanding the European Communities Act 1972 the provisions in the
EU Working Time Directive and the European Working Time Regulations 1998
shall not apply to—

(a) 5any employee who with the agreement of the employer has chosen to
opt out of the provisions of the Directive and the Regulations;

(b) doctors and other health professionals;

(c) any time spent by an employee on call and not working;

(d) to the calculation of entitlements to holiday and holiday pay, bonuses
10and overtime;

(e) time spent by employees overseas;

(f) time spent in travelling to and from or between a place of work.

2 Commencement, extent and short title

(1) This Act shall commence on the day on which it receives Royal Assent.

(2) 15This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(3) This Act may be cited as the Working Time Directive (Limitation) Act 2015.