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Working hours for an 18 year old and over - What is the maximum and what is the minimum? Help needed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BuZ, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. BuZ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 26, 2011

    Posts: 654

    Location: City 17

    I need a little help in getting the correct and up to date information on working hours (both minimum and maximum).

    What is the maximum a 18 year old and over can work and what is the minimum?

    I've just joined JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) and it says I have to work "Most 40 hours". I am relatively confused over this what they've put and told me. Tried searching the internet and I am getting a range of different results.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  2. [FnG]magnolia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 23,704

    Location: Auckland

    The minimum is zero and the maximum is limited by the Working Time Directive. I forget the UK numbers but isn't it capped at 48 or something similar?

    e : hang on, sorry. What is it you want to know and how does it relate to JSA?
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  3. Mickie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 25, 2009

    Posts: 2,215

    is that to claim wtc because i'd have thought you could work as many or as few hours as you'd like if you did or didnt care about pay..
     
  4. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 21,490

    Location: .....

    Nothing wrong with what the OP is asking but.......

    We have EU members working here as they don't ask these questions. 18 year olds surely come under the same as everyone 18 and over?
     
  5. BuZ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 26, 2011

    Posts: 654

    Location: City 17

    I don't know, but I have researched and have found out that I cannot work more than "48 hours" due to a law restriction.

    I am asking because I need help in this particular issue and I've been search all over for the information. Would help if they job centre had given me a little more information.

    This stuff is confusing, but oh well. xD
     
  6. BuZ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 26, 2011

    Posts: 654

    Location: City 17

    I find it quite baffling and confusing to take in. I search it and found mixed results so I thought to myself "this isn't doing anything" and I decide to come onto forums and ask people for further help in this.
     
  7. BuZ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 26, 2011

    Posts: 654

    Location: City 17

    I know that you don't get pay on "volunteering" work/jobs. I don't know about the working hours and working pay; that is my main problem.
     
  8. SHEDDER1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

    Posts: 1,375

    You can work over thr 48 hours many people do. It's just a case of opting out usually signing a bit of paperwork saying you don't mind doing it.
     
  9. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 7,685

    Location: Stoke area

    Pretty certain you can sign a form that says you have no issues working over the 48 hour limit. Not sure if that bumps it up to 60 hours a week or unlimited, so long as you have X time of down the line.
     
  10. [FnG]magnolia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 23,704

    Location: Auckland

    It's the JSA bit that confuses me. Are you being asked to work more than a certain number of hours per week, OP?
     
  11. MadMossy

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 25, 2004

    Posts: 4,880

    Location: Sunny Torbaydos

    As far as I know, if your claiming JSA the maximum you are allowed to work is 16 hours, and even then the money earned through work is taken off your JSA.

    For working tax credits if you are single with no kids then you need to do a minimum 30 hours before you can claim.

    There is no minimum or maximum otherwise, although law stipulates you are entitled to atleast 11 hours rest between shifts.
     
  12. BuZ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 26, 2011

    Posts: 654

    Location: City 17

    Thanks :) That has put my mind at rest. :) I cannot thank you enough for it. :) Better than going through page after page of nonsense and fake information.
     


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