Myths in labour law
No. Since most workers have a five-day working week, they can work up to 9 hours and 36 minutes (9.6 hours) on average or continuously during the statutory compensation period (six calendar months or 24 weeks). The decisive section 3 Working Time Act refers to a six-day week. The 8 hours mentioned there do not apply to a five-day week. If work is "only" done on five working days per week, up to 9.6 hours per day can be worked, since the "non-working" working day may be distributed over the five working days. Therefore, labour contract regulations that provide for a daily working time of up to 9.6 hours in a five-day working week are also relatively unproblematic.