69ZD Employee’s entitlement to, and employer’s duty to provide, rest breaks and meal breaks
Entitlement and duty

(1)

An employee is entitled to, and the employee’s employer must provide the employee with, rest breaks and meal breaks in accordance with this Part.

Work period between 2 hours and 4 hours

(2)

If an employee’s work period is 2 hours or more but not more than 4 hours, the employee is entitled to one 10-minute paid rest break.

Work period between 4 hours and 6 hours

(3)

If an employee’s work period is more than 4 hours but not more than 6 hours, the employee is entitled to—

(a)

one 10-minute paid rest break; and

(b)

one 30-minute meal break.

Work period between 6 hours and 8 hours

(4)

If an employee’s work period is more than 6 hours but not more than 8 hours, the employee is entitled to—

(a)

two 10-minute paid rest breaks; and

(b)

one 30-minute meal break.

Work period over 8 hours

(5)

If an employee’s work period is more than 8 hours, the employee is entitled to the rest breaks and meal breaks in accordance with subsections (6) and (7).

(6)

During the work period of 8 hours, the employee is entitled to—

(a)

two 10-minute paid rest breaks; and

(b)

one 30-minute meal break.

(7)

During the work period beyond 8 hours (the subsequent period), the employee is entitled to the following:

(a)

if the subsequent period is 2 hours or more but not more than 4 hours, to one 10-minute paid rest break:

(b)

if the subsequent period is more than 4 hours but not more than 6 hours, to—

(i)

one 10-minute paid rest break; and

(ii)

one 30-minute meal break:

(c)

if the subsequent period is more than 6 hours but not more than 8 hours, to—

(i)

two 10-minute paid rest breaks; and

(ii)

one 30-minute meal break.

Section 69ZD: replaced, on 6 May 2019, by section 43 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 53).