1 Jan, 2014 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Employee breaks, what does the law say?

1 Jan, 2014 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

The cigarette break, the coffee break, the meal break... enough to get confused and no longer know which regime to apply to the breaks that workers have taken or sought!

Breaks allow employees to stop, recharge their batteries and avoid overwork or even accidents. The employer must ensure that breaks are organized in accordance with legal requirements.

This article develops the following topics:

  • goal of the breaks
  • legal duration of the break
  • duration of the break in case of variable working hours
  • working time and breaks
  • mandatory nature of the break
  • Stamping/recording of break time

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