Working Time Regulations

Guidance on Working Time Regulations and rest break periods

Working Time Regulations

The Working Time Regulations 1998 came into force on 1 October 1998 and been amended in part by the Working Time Regulations 1999 and the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003. It is primarily a health and safety legislation and is intended to protect workers from the risks that arise out of working excessively long hours or for long periods without breaks.

The Regulations provide that all workers should be entitled to:

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