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How long should my break be?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by beaumontdvd, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

    Hi all, sorry it's not entirely to do with IT but I have tried to research this online and everyone seems to be saying different things.

    Basically I work 8.00 to 5:30 (9.5 hours) I only get a 45 min lunch break. Employed by the hampshire county council.

    I'm sure that if you work that much you are entitled to an hour lunch break. Considering its moving heavy furniture and for only £4.83 an hour I am confused.

    My IT job gave me an hour lunch and so have my previous ones, I hope someone can help. Sorry if it's off topic but I'm sure theres others out there asking the same question.

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  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Here you go: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/WorkingHoursAndTimeOff/DG_10029451
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Rest breaks - a break during your working day

    As an adult worker (over 18 ), you will normally have the right to a 20 minute rest break if you are expected to work more than six hours at a stretch.

    A lunch or coffee break can count as your rest break. Additional breaks might be given by your contract of employment. There is no statutory right to 'smoking breaks'.

    See here.


    EDIT: JonnyMX beat me to it
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  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    I am the premature ejaculation of help and advice. :unsure
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