It doesn’t matter how rigid your employment contracts are, employees can still request changes to their working hours. Or, if you’re the one to change the contract, then you’re still bound by shift pattern change laws.
No matter where the change comes from, handling things correctly is tricky. In this article, we’ll take a look at what you need to know, and how to manage requests and the change itself.
What exactly is the shift pattern change law?
This is the term that defines the rules surrounding changing shift patterns. There isn’t one specific law that addresses this issue, but several. Perhaps the most important of these is the Working Time Regulations 1998.