The previously explained forms of work can be performed full-time (40 hours a week), part-time (less than 40 hours a week), overtime and in a reduced capacity. As a rule, a workday lasts for eight hours and a workweek lasts for five days a week.
At the employer’s request, an employee is obliged to work overtime in the event of force majeure, sudden increase of volume of work or in other cases when it becomes indispensable to complete an unplanned work within a specific deadline. The overtime cannot last longer than 8 hours a week, and an employee cannot work more than 12 hours a day.
The working hours of an employee working at jobs that are particularly difficult, exhausting and harmful to health – shall be reduced in proportion to the harmful impact of the conditions of work on the health and work ability of the employee, at a maximum of 10 hours a week.
Every employee working 4 hours a day is entitled to a break in the course of a workday, lasting at least 15 minutes, and those employees working 6 and 10 (and more) hours a day, are entitled to a break of a minimum of 30 and 45 minutes, respectively. Except for the daily break, employees are entitled to a weekly rest for a minimum of 24 straight hours, which is, as a rule, used on Sundayss.
After a month of continuous employment with the employer, an employee acquires the right to annual leave in the duration determined by an employment contract, but no less than 20 work days for a calendar year. It is interesting to point out that an employee may neither waive the right to annual leave nor may such right be denied to him or replaced with pecuniary compensation, except in the case of termination of the employment relationship.