Work Week

The regular work week is 40 hours, reduced for certain groups of people and workplaces. Overtime work is allowed in order to prevent a natural disaster, an industrial accident, or other emergency events, or to eliminate their consequences, as well as to prevent the loss of perishable goods. The duration of overtime work may not exceed a certain limit established by the Labor Code. For each hour of overtime work, an employee must be compensated at a rate at least twice his or her normal hourly rate.