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Regular working hours

According to the Working Hours Act, regular working hours cannot exceed eight hours a day and 40 hours a week. Regular weekly working hours may also be arranged to be an average of 40 hours over a maximum period of 52 weeks.

Collective agreements generally agree on shorter working hours than the Working Hours Act. Many collective agreements set a maximum working hours of 7.5 hours per day or 37.5 hours per week.

Working hours can be agreed locally at the workplace in accordance with the law and collective agreements.

Education tips on the topic

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Working Hours Act – Regular working hours and overtime