Rest Periods
Where the working day is longer than six hours, an employee is entitled to not less than fifteen minutes of rest, unless a longer period of rest is provided by any other regulation or agreement. Such rest break is not considered as working time.

From one working day to another, every worker is entitled to a minimum daily rest period of 11 consecutive hours. In addition to the 11 hour daily rest, every worker is entitled to an uninterrupted weekly rest period of:

  1. 24 consecutive hours within a seven day period, or
  2. One period of 48 consecutive hours within a 14 day period, or
  3. Two periods of 24 consecutive hours each within a 14 day period.

However, in certain circumstances specified by the law, there may be the possibility for a worker not to take the full rest period, provided that equivalent compensatory rest periods are given to the worker concerned at times immediately following the corresponding periods worked.

Cedric Mifsud graduated as lawyer from the University of Malta in 2003 and was subsequently admitted to the bar in Malta. He later specialised in European Law particularly focus on Competition law. Upon qualifying he joined a leading firm in Malta as a litigation lawyer. In 2007 together with his brother, Malcolm, he co-founded Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates. Cedric set up the Corporate and Commercial Department of the firm making the firm one of the leading business law firms in Malta. Part of the Corporate and Commercial Department includes the Maritime Practice which has a considerable portfolio of Superyachts and Commercial Vessels.
Charlene obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 2016 and is currently reading for Master of Advocacy at the University of Malta. She joined Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates as a legal trainee in 2015 and is mainly responsible for vetting contracts, shipping registration, legal research and drafting, and other general corporate duties.
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