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Working time: Periods of 'downtime' are not rest breaks

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Key points

In Gallagher and others v Alpha Catering Services Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds:

  • For the purposes of reg. 21(c) of the Working Time Regulations 1998, it is the worker's activities, not the activities of the employer's business, that are relevant when considering the need for continuity of service or production.