Overtime

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 (3.6%), Professional, scientific and technical activities (3.0%) and Information and communication (2.5%) held the top three places. In 2019, the lowest rates were found in Agriculture and forestry (1.0%), Public administration (1.1%) and Transportation and storage (1.2%).

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