Normal Working Hours

  • Last Modify Date:2018-06-25

 In accordance with Item1, Article 30 of the Labor Standards Act, labor cannot work over 8 hours per day, or over 40 hours per a week. To better utilize fragmented working hours and solve the shift scheduling issue of the enterprises, Item 2 of the same article, "2-week transformed working hours", was modified in the end of 2002. At the same time, regulations of "8-week flexible hours" were also added to Item 3.

 Based on Item 2, Article 30 of the Act, employers of industries specified by central competent authorities are entitled to allocate 2 days of the normal working hours within 2 weeks to other working days with the agreement of labor union, or in the absence of labor union, the agreement of labor-management conferences. No more than 2 hours can be allocated to other working days. However, the total working hours of each week cannot exceed 48 hours. To realize the legislation of flexible working hours, all industries applying Labor Standards Act on March 31, 2003 can implement the system of "2-week transformed working hours" based on the abovementioned regulations.

 Based on Item 3, Article 30 of the Act, employers of industries specified by central compentent authorities are entitled to allocate the normal working hours specified in Item 1 within 8 weeks to other working days with the agreement of labor union, or in the absence of labor union, the agreement of labor-management conference. However, the daily normal working hours cannot exceed 8 hours, and the weekly total working hours cannot exceed 48 hours. This is the so-called "8-week flexible working hours" regulation. This regulation applies to industries including "industries applying to Article 30-1 of the Act", "Manufacturing", "Construction", etc.

 *Please refer to attachment (in Chinese) for Industries applying to the regulation of Item 3, Article 30 and Article 30-1 of the Labor Standards Act.

  • News From:Department of Standards and Equal Employment
  • Publish Date:2015-04-20
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