All employees receive meal intervals during work intervals as required by national law and industry standards

What does this mean?

  • The BCEA states that employee who works continuously for more than five hours must be given a meal interval of at least one continuous hour.
  • If agreed in writing a meal interval can also be reduced to not less than 30 minutes.
  • A meal interval can also be dispensed with if an employee works fewer than six hours a day.