Eight hours per day and forty hours per week, spread over five days, is the standard work period. Employers may also establish a six-day workweek with days lasting no more than seven hours. Employees who work in hazardous or difficult conditions, as well as young workers, are entitled to workweek reductions.
Overtime is permitted only in the event of an emergency or an immediate need and is limited to four hours per day for two consecutive days and 120 hours per year. Employees are compensated extra for working overtime.
Additional overtime work may be required in exceptional circumstances, such as when production is disrupted by an accident or to avoid downtime.
Pregnant women and women with children under the age of three are not permitted to work overtime. Employees under the age of 18 and those enrolled in school are also prohibited from working overtime.
Women with children aged 3 to 14 and people with disabilities are permitted to work overtime with their explicit consent.
Overtime pay is 200 percent of the regular hourly wage on weekdays. It cannot be made up for by adding another day of rest. Working on rest days is compensated at 200 percent of the regular hourly wage or by providing an additional day of rest. Working on holidays is compensated at a rate of 200 percent of the regular hourly wage. It cannot be made up for by adding another day of rest.