The working time of an employee is defined as the period of time between when the employee begins his/her work and when the employee completes his/her tasks.
An employee is permitted to work a maximum of 44 regular hours per week. Daily work hours cannot exceed eight hours. The weekly limit may be increased to 54 hours in the case of shift, modular, or variable work hours, such as when work is intermittent or requires the employee's mere presence. Part-time employment cannot be less than 5 hours per day, not including overtime.
The daily working hour limit may also be increased to nine hours per day, excluding overtime, if the work is intermittent or requires the employee's sole presence and the employer limits the work week to five consecutive days. The workweek is typically 5.5 days long (i.e from Monday to half Saturday).
When work is intermittent or requires the employee's sole presence and the employer employs shift, modular, or variable work hours, the daily work hour limit may be increased to ten hours.
Overtime work is defined as work performed in excess of the normal working hours. The maximum duration of overtime is set at two hours per day, forty hours per month, and two hundred hours per year.
Employees who work overtime are entitled to additional compensation. For large companies, an employee shall be paid 50% more than his or her normal hourly wage, 30% more than his or her normal hourly wage for medium-sized companies, 20% more than his or her normal hourly wage for small companies, and 10% more than his or her normal hourly wage for micro-companies, up to a maximum of 30 hours of overtime work per month.
For each hour worked in excess of 30 hours in a month, an employee shall be compensated at a rate of 75% of the normal hourly wage in large companies, 145 percent in medium-sized companies, 20% in small companies, and 10% in micro-companies.
If the overtime work is less than 15 minutes in duration, no payment at the overtime rate is required. Overtime work that exceeds 15 minutes but does not exceed 44 minutes will be counted as a half hour of work. Between 45 and 60 minutes of overtime work is considered one hour of work. For the purpose of calculating overtime pay, the weekly day or half-day of rest is considered a normal working day.