Normal working time

working time of an employee shall be 40 hours. An employee´s average weekly working time including overtime may not exceed 48 hours. There are certain exceptions of the given rule related to the planning of working time, nature of work, age of an employee.

Exceptions of the rule conditioned by the planning of working time:

An employee whose working time is arranged in such manner that he/she regularly performs work alternately on both shifts of a two-shift operation, shall have maximum working time of 38 and ¾ hours per week, and on all shifts of a three-shift operation or a continuous operation, maximum working time of 37 and ½ hours per week.

Exception of the rule conditioned by the nature of work:

In the case an employee who works with proven chemical carcinogens in working processes or with a risk of chemical carcinogenicity or who performs work leading to exposure to radiation as a category A employee in the controlled zone of workplace where there are sources of ionizing radiation, working time shall be at most 33 and ½ hours per week.

Exception of the rule conditioned by the age of an employee

– The maximum weekly working time of an adolescent employee under 16 years of age shall be 30 hours per week,

– Maximum weekly working time of an adolescent employee over 16 years of age shall be 37 and ½ hours even

The working time of an adolescent employee may not exceed 8 hours in the course of 24 hours.