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Taking a break at the end of your shift for an Electrician

The entitlement to a 10-hour break between shifts for electricians or any other occupation is determined by the Fair Work Act 2009 and the relevant Modern Award that applies to your employment.


The Modern Award that covers electricians is the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2020.

According to the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2020, there are provisions regarding rest breaks and minimum rest periods between shifts.


However, it is important to note that specific requirements may vary depending on your employment circumstances, such as your classification level, employment status, and any applicable enterprise agreements.


Under the Award, the general provision for rest breaks is that employees are entitled to a paid meal break of 30 minutes after working five hours. However, the Award does not specifically mention a 10-hour break between shifts for electricians or any other occupation.


To determine the specific entitlement to a 10-hour break between shifts, it is recommended to review your employment contract, any applicable enterprise agreements, and consult with your employer or a legal professional.


They can provide you with accurate information based on your specific circumstances and ensure compliance with the Fair Work Act and the relevant Modern Award.


It's important to stay informed about your rights and obligations as an employee, and to address any concerns or questions with your employer or relevant authorities.


The Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman can provide further guidance and assistance regarding your employment rights and entitlements under Australian law.

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