Upper House Passes Flexi-Work Bill

The Senate passed the Flexible Work Arrangements Act Friday paving the way for the introduction of flexible working time.

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Under the legislation, there will be no set eight or 10-hour workdays. The workday will instead be capped at a maximum of 12 hours.

The workweek should consist of 40 hours, all seven days of the week should be considered as possible normal working days, and overtime should be earned after the worker has completed 40 hours.

“What the new arrangement in this Bill says is that if you work 13 or 16 hours in a day you will not get overtime, unless you work for a total of 40 hours-plus during the week. We prefer to maintain the arrangement where overtime is calculated on a daily basis,” Senator Lambert Brown said.

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