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Employees are required to work overtime if the work is necessary. Overtime occurs when working hours exceed the contractual or the company’s normal working hours. Extra hours are overtime that may not exceed the statutory maximum number of working hours.
Overtime accrues when working hours exceed the contractual normal working hours or the maximum number of working hours per week (45 to 50 hours depending on the sector). Employees are required to work overtime provided the work:
Extra hours accrue when working hours exceed the statutory maximum number of working hours per week (45 to 50 hours depending on the sector). Extra hours:
During a specific week, an employee works 52 hours, which amounts to seven hours overtime, since the company has a maximum of 45 working hours per week. If the company had a statutory 40-hour week, an additional five hours would be considered to be overtime.
Daily working time for apprentices may not exceed nine hours and may not exceed twelve hours including breaks. Any extra hours as well as classes that are held during working hours may be added to working time.