The Royal British Legion


Hours of work

Your employment rights include the right to work limited hours each day and week. Most adult workers have the following rights:

  • the right to a break where the working day is longer than six hours
  • a guaranteed rest period of 11 hours every working day
  • a guaranteed rest period of 24 hours once in every seven days
  • a ceiling of 48 hours on the maximum average working week
  • a ceiling on night work of an average of 8 hours in every 24
  • a free health assessment for all night workers
  • the right to twenty days annual leave.

For more information, see the links on this page. 

The Royal British Legion - Live On

 0800 009 8015

PO Box 375
SG12 4FH

Employers and Service Providers: 0845 680 0838