Salon rest breaks – what the law says

Weekly Rest

24 hours’ rest in every 7 days, or 48 hours’ rest in every 14 days (for under 18s, 48 hours’ in every 7 days).

Daily Rest

11 hours’ rest between finishing work and starting again (for under 18s, 12 hours’ rest).

Rest Breaks

one unpaid 20-minute break if working 6+ hours away from the workplace in the middle of the working day (for under 18s, one unpaid 30-minute break if working 4.5+ hours).

No Rights

smoking breaks, paid breaks.


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