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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

Chapter Two : Regulation of working time

11. Compressed working week


(1) An agreement in writing may require or permit an employee to work up to twelve hours in a day, inclusive of the meal intervals required in terms of section 14, without receiving overtime pay.


(2) An agreement in terms of subsection (1) may not require or permit an employee to work—
(a) more than 45 ordinary hours of work in any week;
(b) more than ten hours' overtime in any week; or
(c) on more than five days in any week.