International business travel: employer responsibilities

International business travel: working hours and pay

Guide

While working in other countries, employees can rightly expect to work the same hours and receive the same pay as specified in their employment contract.

Overtime and time in lieu for business travel

If it is usual practice for your business to pay overtime, employees can claim for overtime where applicable. See manage overtime.

You might agree to give employees time off in lieu for days worked in addition to those specified in their employment contract. This might also be applied to time spent travelling for business purposes. Such provisions should be explained within your employment handbook. See overtime and time off in lieu.

Employers have a legal responsibility to make sure employees do not work excessive hours. Employees should also be encouraged to take their statutory rest breaks.