Section 28



Maximum working hours, overtime, weekly rest and leave

This provision establishes a daily maximum of 10 working hours, with two hours of break.

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Section 28.

(1) No labourer shall be required to work for more than ten hours a day, and every   labourer shall be allowed to break off work for two hours during the day, and also adequate time to obtain fuel and prepare his food in the evening.

(2) This regulation does not apply to piece‐workers, labourers employed on coaling a vessel, or night watchmen.

Law /Nigeria / Labour Regulations

The Nigerian Labour Regulations are a key piece of subsidiary legislation under the Labour Act. They provide further detail to the Act, and establish the special provisions applicable to labourers’ contracts for service in Nigeria, special regulations for labour health areas, as well as the penalties attached to the breach of obligations under the Regulations.