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working time

the amount of time spent working for an employer. In the European Union this is regulated by the Working Time Directive and the Young Worker's Directive. In general this legislation restricts weekly hours of work to 48 but this may be averaged out over a period of time. Workers can also choose to work longer hours, and some groups of workers are excluded in both the Directive and national legislation implementing the Directive. The legislation also provides rights to rest periods and to a minimum of four weeks paid holiday each year.
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The notoriously long working hours will be cut to 52 hours a week, including work on weekends, from the present 68 hours, starting this July initially at businesses with more than 300 employees.
But following concerns about social problems, including a low birth rate and slowing productivity, President Moon Jae-in has led a push to reduce the country's working hours and give workers the "right to rest".
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It would also allow workers "to complete their working hours on a compressed workweek scheme whereby the normal workweek is reduced to less than six days but the total number of normal work hours per week shall remain at 48 hours".
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The financing required to phase out the so-called extended regular working hours for medical personnel, which essentially is overtime for which they are not paid extra, will be taken from the contingency funds in the Latvian national budget.
The working hours for other departments will be from 8am to 2pm, the directorate announced yesterday.
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It's far too expensive to carry out a general shortening of working hours within a reasonable time frame.
If you are uncertain about the UAE's working hours, it is clearly defined by the Ministry of Labour, Article 65, which states that: "The maximum number of ordinary working hours for adult workers shall be eight hours per day, or forty eight hours per week.

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