If you leave prematurely without your employer`s permission, you may lose some or all of the severance pay. 13 It can therefore be concluded that all breaks agreed to up to one hour are both unpaid and have the effect of prolonging the working day. The construction industry is at the end of the working period and is often well above the 48-hour average set by the working time code, when workers work an average of more than 48 hours per week over a 17-week reference period, and the employer should ensure that the worker has signed an opt-out and that an example is included in Schedule 1 of this brochure. It should be noted that no activist can be forced to sign the opt-out or work an average of more than 48 hours per week, although in practice many activists want to work overtime for an extra salary. WR4 Overtime rates The first 4 hours of overtime worked on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or Saturdays are paid at one and a half hours. Then, all hours worked are paid twice. All hours worked on Sundays or public holidays are doubled. Overtime is calculated daily, but overtime bonuses are only due when the normal hours of 39 (or 40 for night work) have been paid. For example, if an activist had worked overtime during the week from Monday to Thursday but did not return from lunch on Friday, then a reasonable number of overtime hours previously worked would be used to compensate for the lack of hours on Friday.

In the event of a worker`s absence due to illness, leave or other authorized reasons, this absence should not be taken into account when calculating overtime hours. 11 18 Employers should point out that the 1998 working time arrangement has strictly limited the hours of work that a night worker is able to work. As a guide, the maximum number or hours in a week should not exceed 48. If the work involves particular risks or severe physical or psychological constraints, the night worker may not work more than 8 hours over a 24-hour period during which the night worker works at night. Individuals cannot get rid of these restrictions, but it is possible to opt out through a collective agreement and, in 2013, employers negotiated such an optout, which is included in a new WR.29 page 35. Under the 1998 Working Time Code, night workers are entitled to a free health assessment to ensure that night work does not harm their health.

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