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UNDER age 16 – Maximum weekly working hours
|Age||13 to 14 years of age||15 to 16 years of age|
|School term||12 hours per week||12 hours per week|
|School Days||2 hours max per day||2 hours max per day|
|Saturdays||Max 5 hours per day||Max 8 hours per day|
|Sundays||2 hours max per day||2 hours max per day|
|Holidays||35 hours (max 7 hrs per day)||35 hours (max 7 hrs per day)|
|Work experience||40 hours (max 8 hrs per day)||40 hours (max 8 hrs per day)|
Aged age 16 and 17 Working hours, time off and rest breaks
|Maximum working day||8 hours|
|Maximum working week||40 hours|
|Half hour rest break||After 4.5 hours work|
|Daily rest break||14 consecutive hours off|
|Weekly rest break||2 days off, to be consecutive|
|Rates of Pay on January 2021
UNDER 16 – Time off and rest breaks
Limits on night and early morning work
Employers may not require children to work before 8am in the morning or after 8pm at night. In general, young people aged 16 and 17 are not allowed to work before 6am in the morning or after 10pm at night. Any exceptions to this rule must be provided by regulation.
Limits to the working hours of young people aged 16 and 17.
If a young person under 18 works for more than one employer, the combined daily or weekly hours of work cannot exceed the maximum number of hours allowed.
Employees are entitled to a 15-minute break after 4.5 hours have been worked, and a 30 minute break when a total of 6 hours have been worked. Payment for breaks is not a statutory entitlement. Sixteen and seventeen year olds must receive a 30 minutes break if working more than 4.5 hours. They must receive 2 days off in every 7, which shall, as far as is practicable, be consecutive. They may not work more than 8 hours a day and may not work before 06:00am or after 22:00pm.
If you have been in continuous employment for at least 13 weeks, you will be obliged to provide your employer with one week’s notice of termination of employment. However, if you have agreed in a contract to give a greater amount of notice, you will go by the amount specified in the contract. the length of notice to which an employee is entitled varies according to length of service. if it is between 13 weeks and 2 years, notice of one week must be given.
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