In a five- or six-day reference period, normal working hours are 45 hours per week. Daily working hours are 9 hours for a five-day workweek, while for a six-day workweek, daily working hours are 8 hours for five days and 5 hours for the sixth.
Working hours provisions do not apply to employees in family businesses or to employees in management positions.
Compensation for working on a weekly rest day/public holiday is 100%, which means that workers earn 200 percent of their normal wage rate on weekly rest days and/or public holidays. Employers have the option of paying double wages or providing a fully compensated compensatory rest day on public holidays.
Overtime (time worked in excess of normal working hours) is permitted only in exceptional and time-limited circumstances. Overtime work in general cannot exceed 11 hours per week, with the exceptions noted above.
Overtime pay is paid in addition to the employee's pay for comparable work performed during normal working hours. The overtime supplement is at least 25%, which means that employees are compensated at 125 percent of their regular wage for overtime hours worked.