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Worker
A worker is generally someone who has a contract (which does not have to be written) or another arrangement to do work for a reward. The reward can either be for money or a benefit in kind. They must turn up for work even if they don’t want to and they only have a limited right to send someone else to do the work (to sub-contract the work). Workers are entitled to the national minimum wage, protection against unlawful deductions from wages, a statutory level of paid holiday and rest breaks. They should not work more than 48 hours on average per week and have protection against unlawful discrimination.
Working Regularly and Diligently
Any construction contracts have a clause where they must “work regularly and diligently”, which translates as they must hit time targets. These targets can either be deemed as a start date, a completion date or hitting certain target dates for certain building milestones to be completed. Sub-contractors may also have similar contracts in place with contractors to ensure that a building project is completed on time.
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