Working Patterns

Applicable to employees of the Central Academic Bodies and central activities of the University of London (the "central University").

1.1
With effect from 6 April 2003, increased protection was given to young workers through the implementation of new Working Time (Amendment) Regulations.  Managers must be aware that:

  • Maximum weekly working time for young workers is 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week;
  • Minimum daily rest (i.e. between the end of one working day and the beginning of the next) is 12 hours;
  • Minimum weekly rest (i.e. between the end of one working week and the beginning of the next) is 2 days per week;
  • Minimum in-work rest break is 30 minutes per day if the working day is longer than 4.5 hours (rest to be taken during, and not following, the working day);
  • Young workers are prohibited from undertaking nightwork between 10pm-6am or 11pm-7am).