The standard work week is 44 hours long and includes eight hours of sleep. This can be increased to a maximum of 48 hours per week by adding two hours per day. Managers and supervisors are permitted to work a maximum of 12 hours per week. Employees are entitled to 30 minutes of rest per day and one day of rest after five days, but the law makes no reference to a specific day.
Nighttime work is limited to 36 hours per week, divided into six six-hour shifts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. If the shift includes daytime work, the cap is increased to 42 hours.
Employees under the age of 14 are not permitted to work nights or overtime. Their workweek is limited to 38 hours, with a maximum of seven hours per day.
Overtime is defined as hours worked in excess of 44 in a workweek and is compensated at 150 percent of the standard rate. Employees in hazardous environments are not permitted to work overtime. Overtime pay is paid to employees who work on a rest day or a public holiday.