§ 40 Breaks
Section 10-9, first subsection, second and third sentences of the Working Environment Act do not apply to the scope of these regulations.
Rest breaks shall be of a duration of at least half an hour if the working hours are at least eight hours per day (24-hour period), and one hour when the working hours are at least twelve hours per day (24-hour period). Rest breaks shall be counted as working hours.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011
Section 40, second subsection entails special rules in relation to Section 10-9, first subsection, second and third sentence of the Working Environment Act. These are exempted in Section 40 first subsection. In general, Section 10-9 of the Working Environment Act applies.
The provision establishes the length of the breaks. It further establishes that breaks shall be included in the working hours. This arrangement cannot be waived through agreement. Due to the special working hours scheme for petroleum activities on the continental shelf, there is also an exemption from Section 10-8 of the Working Environment Act regarding daily and weekly work-free periods.