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§ 41 Overtime

Section 10-6, fourth through ninth subsections of the Working Environment Act do not apply to the scope of these regulations.
Total working hours, including overtime, shall not exceed 16 hours per day (24-hour period). The overtime shall not exceed 200 hours in a 52-week period.
In enterprises bound by collective wage agreements, the employer and the employee representatives can enter into written agreements regarding overtime, not exceeding 300 hours in a 52-week period for the individual employee.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Employees are only allowed to work up to 4 hours overtime per day in addition to 12-hour shifts. If the employee is employed for a period shorter than one year, the allowed overtime shall be calculated proportionally.
It follows from Section 10-12, third subsection of the Working Environment Act that the working hours provisions, and thus also the rules in this section, can be waived for work that, due to natural disasters, accidents or other unforeseen events, shall be carried out to avoid the risk of harm to life or property. In such case, the employees shall be ensured equivalent compensating rest periods or, where this is not possible, other suitable protection.
The option of working beyond 13 hours as stated in the second subsection depends on ensuring that the conditions for waiving the requirement for 11 hours continuous daily rest in Section 39, second subsection, are fulfilled.
The previous fourth subsection is deleted because this follows from Section 10-12, first and second subsection of the Working Environment Act. In general, the current provisions are continued.