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break entitlement for 8hr day

  • 15-07-2022 6:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 250 ✭✭crxsi09

    Hi all,

    Just wondering for someone who works 3 days a week in a clothing retail outlet from 9.30am to 17.30 pm, what breaks are they entitled to?

    is it a 30 min break and a 15 min break, or a 30 min break and a 10 min break?



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,345 ✭✭✭PsychoPete

    I think it's 15 minute break when you've worked 4 and a half hours and 30 minute break when you've worked 6 hours

  • No need to think....

    You have a right to:

    A 15 minute break when you have worked more than 4 ½ hours

    A 30 minute break when you have worked more than 6 hours, which can include the first 15-minute break.

    Special rules apply if you work in a shop and you work more than 6 hours including from 11.30am to 2.30pm. You are entitled to a one-hour consecutive break which must be between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭TallGlass2

    For that shift, it is 15 mins paid break and 1 hour unpaid

  • Registered Users Posts: 250 ✭✭crxsi09

    if the person starts at 9.30am and takes their 30 min break at 1pm or 1.30pm, and finish their days work at 5.30pm,for 3 days a week, what breaks are they entitled to for those working hours? sorry its all a bit confusing

  • Registered Users Posts: 250 ✭✭crxsi09

    oh and the 30 min break they have is an unpaid break too in this case

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  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭macvin

    That's the minimum. And there's no requirement for it to be paid. (an office 9-5 week with a one hour lunch is a 35 hour week)

    If you want a one hour (unpaid) break you can insist on it and they must give it. But most retailers and retail staff will do 30 min and then allow you a couple of sort breaks mid morning / mid afternoon