The usual workweek is 40 hours, spread out over five days, with an eight-hour day. It is possible to create a workweek with six working days in specific conditions. A six-day workweek can be structured into either a 40-hour workweek with no more than seven working hours per day, or a 36-hour workweek with no more than six working hours per day.
Employees under the age of 16 work for a maximum of 24 hours per week, while employees aged 16 to 18 work for a maximum of 36 hours per week. Workers with specific disabilities, pregnant women, mothers with children under the age of 18 months, and single parents with children under the age of three are also all subject to the 36-hour limit. Pregnant women, women with children under the age of three, and adults under the age of 18 should avoid working between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Only in exceptional cases is overtime permitted, and it is usually limited to two hours for employees in dangerous jobs and a maximum of four hours over two working days for all others. Overtime and holiday work are paid at 200 percent of the regular wage, whereas labor scheduled at night may be paid more. Overtime hours cannot be replaced with additional time off.