Working hours

The working time of adolescents (15-18) must not exceed 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. In special instances, e.g. in case of pressing need due to the nature of the operation, for example if valuables in agriculture or fish processing are to be saved, the work time of adolescents may exceed 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week, provided that the provisions of daily rest and time off are honoured. 

Adolescents may not, however, work more than 60 hours per week and 48 hours per week average over a four-month period. The regulation also provides for a minimum daily rest, which shall not be less than 12 hours of consecutive rest and a two day break every week. Adolescents must furthermore during every seven-day period, receive at least two days of rest, which shall be consecutive if possible. This minimum rest period shall generally include Sundays.

The working time of children 13–15 years of age is further limited.

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