Overtime corresponds to paid or non-paid hours

  • performed in addition to normal working hours and
  • which are not compensated for by leave or subsequent reductions in working time as part of flexible working time.

The overtime rate of full-time employees, i.e. the annual hours of overtime as a percentage of annual working hours as per contract, varies depending on the economic sector: Financial and insurance activities (3.5%), Professional, scientific and technical activities (2.7%) and Information and communication (2.3%) held the top three places. In 2021, the lowest rates were found in Accommodation and food service activities (0.6%), Agriculture and forestry (0.8%) and Transportation and storage (0.8%).

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