Working additional hours
Increased sickness absence may create a need for other employees, if willing, to work longer hours to keep your business going.
If this happens, you will need to comply with the Working Time Regulations 1998 to ensure appropriate length of daytime working hours, night shifts and rest breaks.
Where it may be necessary to work over 48 hours (with staff agreement), a Working Time Opt Out agreement (available on the Intranet) should be signed.
The council has agreed that during this extraordinary period overtime payments will be made to staff Grade 1 to 7, with prior management approval.
This will be reviewed by the relevant Director at regular intervals.
Managers need to clearly identify that the overtime is attributed to dealing with COVID-19, so that provision can be recorded accurately in budgets.