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Where are the rules set about my working hours?

The rules regarding working hours are described in the Working Hours Act, as well as things about rest times, night shifts, standby shifts and working on Sundays. These rules apply not only to contracted employees over the age of 18 (and young people aged 16 and 17), but also to trainees, temporary workers and seconded workers.

Besides the fact that the Working Hours Act describes how long you can work per day and per week, information is also given about your right to a break. For young people under the age of 16 and for pregnant women, separate rules apply that are stricter.

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