Question

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: I am a trainee hairdresser, but do not get designated tea breaks in the morning or afternoon. My lunchbreak is the same too, as we all work throughout the day as we are very busy with customers. Am I entitled to both these breaks in my working contract and job description?

 

A: You are legally entitled to a 15 minute break after working for 4.5 hours and 30 minute break after working 6 hours which includes the 15 minute break after 4.5 hours. 

The law governing this IS the Organisation of Working Time Act.