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Rest breaks for support staff

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Last updated on 22 December 2016
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What rest breaks are school support staff entitled to? We explain employees' entitlements to rest breaks, including when they can be taken and whether they should be paid. You will also find advice on who can decide on the length of rest breaks, and on compensation where breaks are missed.

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  1. 1 Legal requirements
  2. 2 Support staff pay and conditions
  3. 3 Responsibility for determining length of rest breaks
  4. 4 Working through breaks: payment
  5. 5 A school's approach

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