working time

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working time (plural working times)

  1. (law) The period of time that an individual spends at paid occupational labor. Most countries regulate the working time by law, e.g. by stipulating a maximum number of working hours per week. Exact definition varies by the legislation.
    • Working time shall mean any period during which the worker is working, at the employer's disposal and carrying out his activity or duties, in accordance with national laws and/or practice. Official Journal (of the European Union) L 307, 13/12/1993 P. 0018 - 0024