In Serbia, the standard work week is 40 hours spread over five days and cannot be less than 36 hours per week. Workers in particularly difficult or dangerous jobs may have their hours reduced to 30 per week, even after appropriate safety measures are implemented. Employees may be required to work overtime only in exceptional circumstances.
Overtime hours are limited to four per day and eight per week, and employees are compensated at 126 percent of their standard hourly rate for overtime hours worked. On a public holiday, employees are compensated at 110% of their standard rate. Employers are required to keep track of all overtime hours worked.
Employees who work between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on a regular basis are compensated at 126 percent of the standard hourly rate. A worker must consent to working nights for a period of more than one week.
Pregnant women are not permitted to work overtime or at night during the first 32 weeks of pregnancy unless their doctor determines that there is a risk to their health or the health of their baby, and they are not permitted to work overtime or at night during the final eight weeks.