EXTRA HOURS

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EXTRA HOURS
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Term used informally in two senses. In the strict sense, hours worked in excess of the working hours laid down by collective agreement (but still paid only at the normal rate), up to the statutory maximum of 40 hours a week, above which the overtime premium becomes payable (see working hours/working time: normal working hours/overtime).

The term is also used more loosely to refer to any hours worked over and above those agreed in the contract of employment, in particular circumstances (see working hours/working time: normal working hours/overtime).


Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.