Hungary - Union opposes new overtime bill - November 30, 2018

Trade union MaSzSz and opposition parties’ unions have protested a bill submitted to parliament that would extent the maximum allowed overtime from 250 to 400 hours. Also, employers would only have to compensate employees every three years for overtime instead of the current 12 months. Furthermore, the new bill would extend the period employers may account overtime for the purpose of calculating wages and rest days from twelve months to three years. Opposition fears that this new bill will gradually introduce a six-day working week.

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