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Flexible working hours

The employer and employee may agree on flexible working hours so that the employee can determine the daily start and end times of their work within the agreed limits. When agreeing on flexitime, at least the fixed working hours (the minimum hours that must be worked daily), the daily flexitime limit for working hours (maximum of 4 hours) and its placement, the length and placement of breaks, and the maximum accrual of exceeding and falling short of regular working hours must be agreed.

In a flexitime arrangement, working hours are shortened or extended by a flexitime period, which may not exceed four hours. The average regular weekly working time is 40 hours. The maximum flexitime balance should not exceed 60 hours at the end of the four-month review period, and the deficit should not exceed 20 hours. Time in excess of regular hours may be compensated with paid leave granted to the employee by mutual agreement. Upon request, the employer must try to grant the leave as full days.

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