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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 14 : Hospitality Sector, South Africa

Part D : Hours of Work

13. Averaging of hours of work


(1) Despite clause 9(1) and (2) and 10(1)(b), the ordinary hours of work and overtime of an employee may be averaged over a period of up to four months in terms of a written agreement.


(2) An employer may not permit an employee who is bound by a written agreement in terms of sub-clause (1) to work more than—
(a) An average of 45 ordinary hours of work in a week over the agreed period;
(b) An average of 5 hours overtime in a week over the agreed period


(3) An agreement in terms of sub clause (1) lapses after 12 months.


(4) Sub clause (3) only applies to the first two agreements concluded in terms of sub-clause (1).