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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

14. Compressed working week


(1) A written  agreement 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 16, without receiving overtime pay.


(2) An agreement in terms of sub-clause (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.