Hours and wages

All about pay, hours at work, record keeping and what breaks employees are entitled to.

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Employees must have paid rest and unpaid meal breaks. The number and duration will depend on hours worked. Women who breastfeed or express milk can have extra breaks and facilities where practical.

An employee’s hours of work must be agreed to by the employer and employee in a written employment agreement.

Employers must keep complete and accurate records of wages, time, leave and other details.

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