Can I work as many hours as I want?

Legally, your employer can’t make you work more than 48 hours a week, including overtime. If they want you to work more than that, your employer has to ask you to opt out of the 48-hour limit. Find out more about the maximum weekly working time limit.

What does the Philippine law says about number of work hours and time off?

No employee in the Philippines must work for over 8 hours a day. He is worthy of a 1-hour lunch break daily, without fail. However, a worker is only required to work for a maximum of 8 hours per day from the office. There are no laws that mandate his working hours from home.

What is the law on overtime in the UK?

The United Kingdom has no minimum statutory levels of overtime pay. That means employers are not forced to pay workers for doing overtime. But, average pay for total hours worked must not dip below the National Minimum Wage. Employee employment contracts usually clarify overtime pay rates and how they get worked out.

Can I work extra hours in UK?

Even if it does, by law, you cannot usually be forced to work more than an average of 48 hours per week. You can agree to work longer – but this agreement must be in writing and signed by you. Unless your contract guarantees you overtime, your employer can stop you from working it.

How many 12 hour shifts can I work in a row UK?

Daily rest breaks

12 hour shifts are legal. However, the regulations generally require that there should be a break of 11 consecutive hours between each 12 hour shift.

Can you work more than 12 hours a day UK?

You can’t work more than 48 hours a week on average – normally averaged over 17 weeks. This law is sometimes called the ‘working time directive’ or ‘working time regulations’. You can choose to work more by opting out of the 48-hour week. If you’re under 18, you can’t work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

What is the longest shift you can legally work in a day UK?

You shouldn’t have to work more than an average of 8 hours in each 24-hour period, averaged out over 17 weeks. You can work more than 8 hours a day as long as the average over 17 weeks is no more than 8. Your employer can’t ask you to opt out of this limit.

How many hours are you allowed to work in a 24-hour period?

By law, employers must keep records of night workers’ hours to show they do not work more than an average of 8 hours in any 24-hour period. The 8-hour average cannot be used and night workers must never work for more than 8 hours in any 24-hour period if the work involves: special hazards.

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