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Hi there. Can I just check, do you get breaks during your working day and if so, how many do you get and how long are they for?
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Thank you very much for clarifying. This is a complex area of law and often there are differing opinions on what your legal entitlements actually are.
The basic rights for workers are that someone should have an 11-hour uninterrupted daily resat break in each 24 hour period, during which they are free of duties.
There is also a right to a 24-hour rest period every week, or alternatively a 48-hour rest period every 2 weeks.
The issue with live-in workers is what time amounts to ‘working time’ which is what these breaks are based on.
You may wish to have a look at this article which deals with live-in carers and these are pretty much the same as what you do (the difference is you do not ‘care’ for someone u you still live in at he employer’s premises)
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I agree that the protections are not always the best, ***** ***** of these rules come from European laws, rather than UK laws. All the best