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Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Do you mean that you are happy to work hours which give you less than the 11 hours rest you are due and not take extra rest to compensate for this? Also what type of work do you do?
Please note I am going offline shortly and am in tribunal tomorrow so may not be able to reply until later int he day, thank you
Many thanks for your patience. It is entirely possible for you to volunteer to work hours which give you less than the usual rest time allowed by law. However, the employer does not have to approve it and if they wanted to they could refuse to allow you to do these hours. Also the 11 hour rest period is not strictly applied in a sense that if it is not possible to allow you to have such a rest period you should simply be allowed to compensate for the rest later on. However, you also do not have to take compensatory rest and if you wanted to you could agree to work hours which give you less than the legal rest and do not allow for compensatory rest. However, as mentioned the employer can refuse to allow that if they believe there may be health and safety implications.
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