A typical workweek consists of eight hours per day, five days a week.
Overtime is strictly regulated and is only permitted in certain circumstances. The workweek may be extended to 48 hours, but no more than 60 workdays per year may be added, and no more than 20 of these days may be consecutive. Employers must consult with representatives of employees, provide written instructions, and notify the government labor inspectorate prior to requiring additional hours. Employees under the age of 18 are not permitted to work more than 40 hours per week.
Overtime pay is typically paid to employees who work additional hours. Compensation for overtime work in the form of additional leave is prohibited. On weekdays, overtime pay is 150 percent of the regular pay rate; on holidays, it is 175 percent; and on public holidays, it is 200 percent.