Question: Can You Work Longer Than 6 Hours Without A Break?

Can I work 6 hours without a break UK?

Workers have the right to one uninterrupted 20 minute rest break during their working day, if they work more than 6 hours a day.

The break doesn’t have to be paid – it depends on their employment contract..

How long of a break should I get for 6 hours?

Rest breaks at work entitle workers to have one uninterrupted 20-minute rest break during their working day, so long as they work over 6 hours.

Do I get a break on a 5 hour shift?

Anything over 5 hours, then you should get a lunch break too.

Can an employee choose not to take a lunch break?

Generally meal breaks can only be waived if the employee works less than six hours in a shift. However, as long as employers effectively allow an employee to take a full 30-minute meal break, the employee can voluntarily choose not to take the break and this would not result in a violation.

Am I entitled to a break on a 6 hour shift?

An employee (other than a shiftworker) who works for 6 hours or more must get 1 break after every 6 hours worked. Shiftworkers must get a meal break after working no more than 5 hours.

What’s the longest you can work without a break?

Work breaks entitlement 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.