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Exceeding the working time limit


We cannot pay adjusted daily allowance, if your working hours, based on which the salary is paid, exceed 80 per cent of a full-time employee’s working hours during the adjustment period. These working hours depend on the collective agreement applied in your job. If there is no collective agreement, the working time determined in the Working Hours Act shall be applied which is 8 hours per day.

Typically the working hours of a full-time employee number from 7.5–8 hours per day. According to the law, these maximum working hours shall be converted to maximum working hours for a month by using co-efficient 21.5. The co-efficient is the same regardless of how many working days there actually are during the month.

The maximum working hours for a month vary approximately from 161–172 hours, depending on the line of business. Thus 80 per cent i.e. the working time limit for adjusted daily allowance is around 128–137 hours per month, depending on the line of business.

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