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What types of breaks are these, are they the minimum breaks you get by law?
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Many thanks for your patience. Under law workers have the right to a rest break of 20 minutes if you work at least 6 hours a day.
Workers can be required to remain in or about their workplace (but not at their workstation) while taking a rest break, provided that they are not still having to perform any duties (Regulation 12(3) of the Working Time Regulations 1998).
So as long as you are not expected to remain at your workstation or perform any duties, the employer can ask you to remain in the workplace.
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