Romania - Fines for exceeded overtime might increase - March 31, 2018

The current labour code provides a maximum weekly working time for an employee of 48 hours, including overtime. This limit may be occasionally exceeded but an employee should not work more than 48 hours per week, on average, over a period of four months. Moreover, young people under 18 are not allowed to work overtime. A new draft bill may change the rules and introduce higher fines for breaches. The draft bill was inspired by a European survey that showed that 35% of the Romanian employees work more than 40 hours a week, against a EU average of 23%. Moreover, 15% of the employees said work negatively affected their health and 11% said that the job prevented them from spending enough time with their families.

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