The commute to a employer finished for 95% of all employees with a single carriageway road. There are approx. 5000 staff on side and they are all trying to get in the front gate between 7:30 and 8:00AM. This is worse after big holidays, Christmas and in bad weather. The wait is anything from 15 minutes to a hour depending where you enter the queue (multiple side roads are used to get in further up)
Inevitably there is a traffic queue which is created directly by the employer. A smaller/split site or working with the local council would alleviate the problem.
A large number of employees start their clock once they hit the back of the traffic queue and stop when they get out at the end of the day.
The contract of work states that your working day a little flexable but is 8 hours starting 7:30-8:00 AM.
Is this ethical/advisable? It is the employers responsibility to fix?
I understand this is similar to: Do long commutes count against personal or work hours? but I don't think it is a duplicate as it raises the point about poor site planning on behalf of the employer.