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Old 23-12-2007, 16:51
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What's the law for the maximum daily working hours for under 18s for a person OVER 16? So 16 or 17? Thanks.
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Old 23-12-2007, 16:54
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Surely it's the same as for adults?
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Old 23-12-2007, 16:56
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Usually it's no more than 8 hours a day, or 40 hours over a week, and the hours can't be averaged out. There are a few exceptions though. More info here - http://www.directgov.gov.uk/en/Young...work/DG_066272
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Old 23-12-2007, 17:14
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How ridiculous. Thanks.
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Old 23-12-2007, 17:20
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What happens if you work over the legal limit and your employer mistakenly lets you do this?
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Old 23-12-2007, 17:20
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I know there is a law when it comes to break entitlements. Under 18s get more or slightly longer breaks then the over 18s.

Which I think is slightly unfair. In me view if your ready to start work then you should get exactly what the over 18s are entitled too, that includes pay.
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Old 23-12-2007, 17:36
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I know there is a law when it comes to break entitlements. Under 18s get more or slightly longer breaks then the over 18s.

Which I think is slightly unfair. In me view if your ready to start work then you should get exactly what the over 18s are entitled too, that includes pay.
The laws on breaks are ridiculous anyway, I mean one 20 minute break every 6 hours, they want to get the pen pushers that made that law up to stand and do heavy physical work for 6 hours without a break and give them 20 minutes off and get them to carry on for another 6 hours.
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Old 23-12-2007, 18:02
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I agree with the last poster. I believe there should be entitlement to a 15 minute break after 3 hours of working.
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Old 23-12-2007, 19:44
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Not quite the same thing, but I remember arguing with my manager over breaks in that I did not always want to take my break.

Him: "You HAVE to have a break, it's the law"
Me: "No, the law says that I'm entitled to a break"
Him: "Yeah, so you have to have a break."
Me: "No, I'm intitled to a break should I want one." (I managed to pronounce the italics too which was odd.)

Ho hum...
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Old 23-12-2007, 20:12
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I know someone who works in a supermarket and they have a 15 minute break every 4 hours. He worked an 12 hour shift 9am-9pm yesterday! Of course he still had his lunch break as well as 3 15 minute breaks in that.
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Old 23-12-2007, 20:42
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I think the maximum hours is the same as adults..im under 18 and work part time at sainsburys...law states we aer entitled to 15 mins break every 4 hours...8 hours a day is maximum for everyone, except managers, although us under 18's get much lower pay for exactly the same job as the rest of the staff...and this week been doing heaps of overtime, working up till late christmas eve, no highgher wages though
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Old 23-12-2007, 20:55
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I think the maximum hours is the same as adults..im under 18 and work part time at sainsburys...law states we aer entitled to 15 mins break every 4 hours...8 hours a day is maximum for everyone, except managers, although us under 18's get much lower pay for exactly the same job as the rest of the staff...and this week been doing heaps of overtime, working up till late christmas eve, no highgher wages though
I'm 17 and have been working 11 hours a day including a break on at least 4 occasions in the last ten days or so and when not doing that I've done 9 hours with one hour's break.
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Old 23-12-2007, 21:03
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I did a fourteen hour shift last Christmas, but because it was my normal 5.5 hour shift which only warranted a quarter hour break, and the rest of the time extra I only got an hour and a half break during the day which was a bit annoying (though I couldn't really say much given that this was after the exchange I outlined above!)
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