Best practice on rest breaks

With new research suggesting the average UK lunch break has shrunk to 19 minutes 42 seconds, Greg Campbell of Faegre & Benson explains why employers should be aware of workers' rights to rest breaks.

  • Legal Q&A: Breaks and working time    By Greg Campbell, partner and head of employment group at Faegre & Benson, writing in Personnel Today.

  • Employees see lunch at work as a luxury  Writing on, Georgina Fuller looks at a recent survey which found that the average lunch break now lasts 19 minutes 42 seconds.

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