Difference between working time and working day.
The concepts are different: working time and working day. It’s incorrect to use them as synonyms or to use them interchangeably within an individual contract of employment. The first is the period of time during which the activities are carried out on a working day, which in turn is part of the working day in accordance with which it is applicable in accordance with the Federal Labour Law.
The working day is made up of the number of hours in which a worker must work in a day, as agreed in the individual employment contract and for which he is paid the salary agreed between the parties.
In the LFT, working hours are regulated in Article 60, which provides for the following:
- The day is between six and twenty hours.
- The night is between twenty and six hours.
- Mixed working day is the one that includes periods of time of the day and night, provided that the night period is less than three and a half hours, because if it includes three and a half or more, it will be considered night.
Article 61 of the same Code establishes the maximum duration of each day, indicating the following:
- eight hours a day.
- seven hours a night.
- seven and a half hours a mixed day.
Noting that during the continuous working day the worker will be granted a break of half an hour, at least outside the source of work to take food or simply rest.
Working time is the period within which the worker carries out his working day. It involves time of entry and time of departure, with an intermediate time to take food or simply rest outside the workplace, which is not paid:
The work schedule is set by the employer, according to your operational needs of the company and the departure time marks the end of the working day
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