Pay attention or pay the price.
What should I do if a worker or a self-employed driver is over the 48-hour limit for a reference period?
You should review and rearrange that worker’s activities to bring them into line with the requirements. As an employer, you may be prosecuted for failing to comply with the requirements of the directive.
What kind of records do I need to keep?
- evidence that each mobile worker or self-employed driver is complying with the weekly working and night-time limits;
- evidence that mobile workers or self-employed drivers who work long days or workers who regularly work overtime are not exceeding the maximum weekly working time; and
- evidence of any agreements with employees.
- examples of evidence could include:
- pay slips
- time-in and time-out records
- salary records
written agreements between employers and employees
Scheduling records on their own are not enough to show compliance. These records only show that there was an intention to comply with the regulations.
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Source: RSA guide