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Working Time Regulations

Working Time

The Working Time Regulations came into force in October 1998. The basic rights and protections that the Regulations provide are:

  • a limit of an average of 48 hours a week which a worker can be required to work
    (though workers can choose to work more if they want to);

  • a limit of an average of 8 hours work in 24 which night workers can be required to work;

  • a right for night workers to receive free health assessments;

  • a right to 11 hours rest a day;

  • a right to a day off each week.

  • a right to an in-work rest break if the working day is longer than 6 hours;

  • a right to 4 weeks paid leave per year.
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