The standard workweek is 48 hours and eight hours per day for work performed between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Nighttime work, defined as work performed between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., cannot exceed 42 hours per week or seven hours per day. Working a combination of day and night shifts is limited to 45 hours per week and seven and a half hours per day. Nighttime work is defined as a mixed workday that includes more than three and a half hours of nighttime work. The Ministry of Labor prohibits work that is classified as dangerous or unhealthy from exceeding six hours per day.
After six days of continuous service, employees are entitled to one day of rest. Generally, this occurs on Sunday, but there are exceptions. Additionally, employees are entitled to a half-hour break during the workday, which is considered effective work time.
Overtime work is permitted for a maximum of nine hours per week and three hours per day and is compensated at 100% of the standard rate. Employees who work on a rest day or on a public holiday are also compensated at 100% above the standard rate.
Female employees who are six months or more pregnant are not permitted to work at night.