(law) The period of time that an individual spends at paid occupationallabor. 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