Work breaks

Discussion in 'Work, Careers, Employment rights, further study' started by cuz, 8 Nov 2018.

  1. cuz

    cuz Registered User

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    Hello, my normal working hours are 7:30 to 4:00 with a 15 minute break at 9:30 and 30 minutes at 1:00. There's now mandatory overtime until 6:00 without any break. Is there a legal requirement for a break in this period from 1:30 to 6:00?

    Many thanks
     
  2. gipimann

    gipimann Frequent Poster

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  3. Purple

    Purple Frequent Poster

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    I don't think there is a legal entitlement but I'm very surprised that you are not getting a 15 minute break at 4.00.
    We start at 8am (or earlier if you want) have 15 minutes paid break at 10am, 30 minutes unpaid at 1.00pm and a 15 minute paid break at 4.30 if you are working until 6 or later.
     
  4. cuz

    cuz Registered User

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    In general, you are entitled to a 15 minute break when you have worked for 4 ½ hours.

    It seems to me that there is although I'm not sure what in general means.

    Yes it's quite a long time without stopping for something to eat and a cigarette!
     
  5. Purple

    Purple Frequent Poster

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    If someone wants a smoke they have one, or a cup of tea. It's a job, not a work camp.