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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 2 : Civil Engineering Sector, South Africa

13. Compressed working week


(1) An agreement in writing between an employer and an employee may require or permit an employee to work up to twelve hours in a day, inclusive of the meal intervals required in terms of clause 11(1), without receiving overtime pay.


(2) An agreement in terms of subclause (1) may not require or permit 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.