Basic Guide to Working Hours (Farm Workers)
Maximum working hours, meal breaks, rest periods, and night work.
Sectoral Determination 13: Farm Worker Sector applies to all workers on a farm including -
The sectoral determination does not apply to workers covered by -
The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by this sectoral determination.
Maximum Working Hours
Compressed Working Week
Workers may agree, in writing, to work up to 12 hours a day without getting overtime pay.
However, these workers may not work more than –
Workers working between 8pm and 4am must –
Employers who require workers to perform night work on a regular basis must inform the worker in writing or orally (if the worker is unable to understand written communication) of any:
A worker’s hours may be changed to day work if -
Workers must have a meal break of 60 minutes after 5 hours’ work.
A farm worker may be required to do work during a meal break, if it cannot be left till later and no one else who can attend to it.
A written agreement may –
Workers must have a rest period of –
However, an agreement may provide for a rest period of 60 consecutive hours every second week.
A workers daily rest period may be reduced to 10 hours if the worker -