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Is there a law that states a 16 year old apprentice must have a one hour lunch break if they work 9 hours a day?
Hi does anyone know if a 16 year old is doing an apprenticeship and is doing 9 hours a day that they have to take an hours lunchbreak by law ? Does it need to be in one or can be split? I can't seem to find the actual answer online it says over 4 hours half hour break but that's it.

Pamela Caberto

12th March 2022

Top Answer
NQ pretty sure 16 year olds can’t work more than 8 hours a day/40 hour week so if on a 9 hour then would be an hours break

Michael Brackman

12th March 2022

Apprenticeship compliance manager. NQ. No apprentice under the age of 18 can work more than 40 hours per week. They must have a minimum 30 minutes break (can be unpaid) if their day is over 4.5 hours. They must also have at least 48 hours rest (consecutive days).

Fred Winters

12th March 2022

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