The maximum allowable workweek is generally 45 hours divided into working days of equal length. An employer may increase the schedule to more than 45 hours in working weeks without paying overtime provided that no workday exceeds 11 hours and that within two months, the average length of the work week does not exceed 45 hours.
The maximum overtime hours cannot exceed 270 hours a year. In addition, the following employees are not allowed to do overtime:
- Employees under 18 years of age,
- Pregnant employees have just given birth,
- Employees working under a fixed-term employment contract,
- Employees who prove their lack of sanitary conditions with health reports from the authorized health centers.
Employee consent is required for overtime works.