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Temporary Workers Handbook
Duration of Working Time

You will also benefit from any specific company agreements that apply to comparable direct recruits in relation to working hours. So for example, if you would have been entitled to normal working hours of 35 hours a week and been directly recruited to the same job by the hirer, you will be entitled to this after the 12-week qualifying period.

Legal Breaks:

Rest breaks at work - Workers have the right to one uninterrupted 20-minute rest break during their working day, if they work more than 6 hours a day. This could be a tea or lunch break. The break doesn’t have to be paid - it depends on their employment contract.

Daily rest - Workers have the right to 11 hours rest between working days, e.g. if they finish work at 8pm, they shouldn’t start work again until 7am the next day.

Weekly rest - Workers have the right to either a) an uninterrupted 24 hours without any work each week or b) an uninterrupted 48 hours without any work each fortnight