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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 9 : Wholesale and Retail Sector, South Africa

Part D : Hours of Work

12. Overtime


(1) An employer may not require or permit an employee—
(a) to work overtime except in accordance with an agreement concluded by the employer and the employee;
(b) to work more than 10 hours' overtime a  week; or
(c) to work more than 12 hours, including overtime, on any day.


(2) A written agreement—
(a) may increase the maximum permitted overtime to 15 hours a week; and
(b) an agreement contemplated in paragraph (a) may not apply for more than two months in any period of 12 months.