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Labour Code of Czech Republic (Breaks)

Act No. 262/2006 Coll., Labour Code, § 88

Breaks

Employees are entitled to a break of at least 30 minutes for meals and rest after 6 hours of continuous work. A work break for meals and rest shall not be provided at the start and the end of working hours. Breaks for meal and rest breaks (i.e. work breaks) shall not be included in the working hours. In case, the break period has been divided, then at least one part of it must be of at least 15 minutes.

An employee who is engaged in work that cannot be interrupted shall be provided with a break for meal and rest without interruption in the work and such breaks shall be included in the working hours of the employee.

Safety break – In case, an employee is entitled to a safety break during special work in accordance with special regulations, in such circumstances, this break shall be included in the working hours. If the safety break falls during the time of the break for meal and rest, then such break for meal and rest shall be included in the working hours of the employee.

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