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mesmerred | 00:56 Sat 27th Oct 2007 | Jobs
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Is there a maximum number of days one can work legally and what are the rules around taking breaks please? I would like to work my normal hours in less days, but need to check out if that's possible. I would have thought so as I would be doing it voluntarily. Thanks.

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Most of the legal framework that limits this is contained within the Working Time Directive. Details here - look at section 1.3.
Unless you are a night worker your day can be potentially quite long before your employer falls foul of the Regs, so there's unlikley to be a legal impediment because the 48 hours average maximum are averaged over several weeks.
This doesn't mean that your employer is obliged to let you do this, though.
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/managers/hours/wo rktime.shtml#3
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Thanks buildersmate for this information. Much appreciated.

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