In general, you are entitled to a 15 minute break when you have worked for 4 ½ hours.
If you work more than 6 hours you are entitled to a 30 minute break, which can include the first 15-minute break.
There is no entitlement to be paid for these breaks and they are not considered working time.
How long can you legally work without a break UK?
Rest breaks if you’re over school leaving age but under 18
If you’re over school leaving age but under 18, you can’t usually work for more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. You’re usually entitled to: a 30 minute rest break if you work for more than 4 hours and 30 minutes in a day.
How many hours can an employee work without a break?
Applicable to every employer. Meal period is required where employees are not afforded necessary breaks and/or permitted to eat lunch while working. ½ hour, after 5 hours, except when workday will be completed in 6 hours or less and there is mutual employer/employee consent to waive meal period.
Is it law to have 11 hours between shifts?
Workers are entitled to a daily rest period of at least 11 consecutive hours in each 24-hour period during which they work. It is not necessary for the 11 hours to fall in the same calendar day provided that they are consecutive.
How many breaks do you get in a 12 hour shift?
Daily rest breaks
12 hour shifts are legal. However, the regulations generally require that there should be a break of 11 consecutive hours between each 12 hour shift.