The Executive’s proposal for the new Labour Code consists in increasing from 48 to 60, the number of overtime hours (ordinary days) as the limit for the month. And in the case of special overtime (weekends and holidays), put a limit of up to 60 hours a month, which, under the current rules, have no limit
Labor Relations Minister, Francisco Vacas, explained that under the current Labor Code overtime hours are those that are worked after an 8-hour workday. At the moment you can only work 4 hours a day over a maximum of 12 hours a week. What it means 48 hours a month.
Vacas clarified that these changes do not mean that the working day may exceed 8 hours, but are being regulated by the limits.
In the case of special overtime, their argument is that the majority of employers are passing the limit of 48 hours per month. “That means that the maximum limit is too short”. Furthermore, the Minister stressed that there will be no change in payment surcharges, ie for overtime is 50% and 100% for the special overtime.