Section 11-3 Prohibition against night work

(1) Children who are under 15 years of age or are attending compulsory education shall not work between 8.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.

(2) Young persons between 15 and 18 years of age who are not attending compulsory education shall have an off-duty period of at least 8 hours including the time between 11 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. Work between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. is night work, and is not permitted unless necessitated by the nature of the work or unless there is an exceptional and time-limited need for night work.

(3) The second paragraph shall not apply to work that, owing to natural disasters, accident or other unforeseen events must be carried out in order to avert danger or damage to life or property and where is strictly necessary to employ the young persons concerned in the work. Young persons who take part in such work shall have a subsequent compensatory rest period.

(4) The Ministry may by regulation provide that the off-duty period may be shorter in respect of certain types of work, and lay down further provisions concerning this, including conditions.