Employers can set the hours employees take their vacation, for example, for a Christmas closure. I [employee`s name] agree that I can work more than 48 hours a week on average. If I change my mind, I will inform my employer [deadline – up to 3 months]] in writing to terminate this agreement. Drawn…………………………………. Dated………………………………….. Q.11 My employer has stated that some employees are “special case” workers. Can he do it without an agreement? There are categories of exceptions where some of the rules may not apply. These are special agreements and circumstances. The right to vacation referred to in these provisions may not be replaced by severance pay unless the employee`s employment relationship is terminated. The rules do not provide that it is a paid rest. This may be stated in a collective agreement. Night workers should not work more than eight hours a day on average, without overtime. Employers and employees may agree that the limits of night work, the right to rest breaks and rest periods may be changed, with workers instead receiving compensatory rest.
They may also agree to extend the reference period for the calculation of the average weekly working time for the purposes of the 48-hour limit to 52 weeks (where objective, organisational or technical reasons justify such an extension) and to include additional activities in the working time thus defined. These changes can be made through the conclusion of a collective agreement (between the employer and a trade union) or an employment contract. Further information can be found in the factsheet on the regulation of working time [FS19.02]. The right to paid leave is limited to 28 days. Employees who work 6 days a week are only entitled to 28 days of paid leave and not to 33.6 days (5.6 multiplied by 6). Working time refers to the time spent playing a role. This may include training and travel if it is client visits or related to the execution of the work – but not when traveling to and from the office. The regulations on working time and the legal limit of 48 hours have been introduced for the health and safety of workers. Therefore, it is important that if an employee agrees to work more hours, you have a copy of this agreement in writing.
Employers need a working arrangement that defines the agreement between an employer and employees regarding working hours such as night work and rest periods. .