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Time Off for Public Duties Order 2018. SI 2018/665

In Force: 1 October 2018. This Order amends the Employment Rights Act 1996 to grant unpaid time off work to four groups of volunteers in the criminal justice system, who all monitor conditions of those in custody: lay observers; independent prison monitors; immigration visiting committees; and short term holding facilities visiting committees. Currently, employers are not obliged to grant time off work to these volunteers so that they can perform their public duties. This Order will bring provision for these groups in line with that for Prison Independent Monitoring Boards. They perform a very similar role to those listed above, but are already granted time off work by the Act.
Category: Employment » Absence. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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