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Working time opt out letter agreement checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the working time opt-out letter.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

  1. Print out two copies of the letter to send to the employee.

  2. If the employer is a company or LLP, its representative must sign both copies on the line over the employer's name.

The working time opt-out letter is a formal notice which must be served properly.

Check the contract of employment for any special rules about serving notices and make sure they are followed.

The safest way to serve notice is to deliver in person or failing this, is to send by courier, post or email.

  • In person: hand the letter to the employee personally.

  • Post: if you are serving notice by post then it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery. Check you have the employee's latest address.

  • Email: check that the employment contract allows you to send notices by email and whether it requires you to request a "read receipt" as proof of service.

The employee may, on a voluntary basis, indicate acceptance of the letter by signing on the line over their name and dating both copies. If they do this, they should return one of the copies to the employer.

  • A copy of the letter will be saved in your Rocket Lawyer account.

  • If you post or hand deliver the letter then keep a copy of the signed letter that was sent and anything else included.

  • If you email the letter then keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any "read receipts".

  • If the employee returns the signed letter make a copy of that and store the signed letter safely away.

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