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Jordan - Working time - 2011


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10 May 2011

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Name of Act

Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories. Published in the Official Gazette on October 1st, 2009.

Name of Act

Order of the Minister of Labour concerning the jobs and hours in which the employment of women is prohibited in accordance with the provisions of section 69 of the Labour Code No.8 of 1996.

LEGAL DEFINITIONS


Employee/worker

Every, male or female, who performs a job against wages and is a subordinate to the employer and at his service. This covers the juveniles and those under probation or rehabilitation.
Labour Code Art.2

Employer

Every natural person or corporate body that employs, in any capacity whatsoever, a person or more against wages.
Labour Code Art.2

Domestic worker

Domestic worker is the employee who perform work needed to run the household, which otherwise can be performed by the household members themselves such as cleaning, cooking, ironing, preparing food, providing care for family members, purchasing household necessities and transporting children.
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 2

Young worker

Juvenile worker is every worker, male or female, who reached the age of 7 and not yet 18.
Labour Code Art.2

NORMAL HOURS LIMITS


Daily hours limit


General limit

The working hours shall not exceed 8 hours per day.
Labour Code Art.56
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 8 hours
  • 2007: 8 hours

Exceptions

The maximum of the weekly working hours (48 hours) and rest times might be distributed so that its total may not exceed 11 hours per day.
The daily hours limit does not apply to persons resposible for overall supervision or management of the establishement or to those whose duties involve travel within the Kingdom or abroad.
Furthermore, family members who work in the business without pay are excluded.
Labour Code Art. 3, 56, 58

Special categories


» Young workers

No juvenile might be employed more than 6 hours per day.
Labour Code Art.75

» Agricultural workers

The daily hour limit does not apply to agricultural workers.
Labour Code Art.3

» Women

The total number of hours performed by a female worker cannot exceed 10 hours per day.
Order of the Minister of Labour concerning the jobs and hours in which the employment of women is prohibited Art.4

» Domestic work

The daily hour limit does not apply to domestic workers.
The total actual hours of domestic work shall be 10 hours per day, excluding idle time and rest or meal breaks.
Labour Code Art.3
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 6

Weekly hours limit


General limit

The working hours shall not exceed 48 hours per week.
Labour Code Art.56
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 48 hours
  • 2007: 48 hours
  • 1995: 48 hours.

Reference period(s)

6 day workweek.
Labour Code Art.56

Exceptions

The daily hours limit does not apply to persons resposible for overall supervision or management of the establishement or to those whose duties involve travel within the Kingdom or abroad.
Furthermore, family members who work in the business without pay are excluded.
Labour Code Art.3, art.58

Special categories


» Agricultural workers

The weekly hour limit does not apply to agricultural workers.
Labour Code Art.3

» Domestic work

The weekly hour limit does not apply to domestic workers.
The householder may schedule the work assigned to the worker during each day as necessitated by the nature of work and the needs of the household.
Labour Code Art.3
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 6

OVERTIME WORK


Criteria for overtime


General

Daily or weekly working hours may be increased by the employer (unilaterally):
in order to carry out annual inventory, preparing the balance sheet, and closing accounts, getting ready to sell at discounted prices provided that the number of days in which the provisions of these paragraphs are applied do not exceed 30 days per year and that the actual working hours do not exceed ten hours per day;
to avoid the occurrence of loss of goods or any other item which is exposed to damage, to avoid the risks of a technical work or to receive certain materials, delivery or transporting of the same.
Furthermore, the employer may increase the daily or weekly working hours with the employee`s approval.
Labour Code Art.57, art.59

Worker`s influence

In general, overtime may only be imposed with the employee`s consent.
Labour Code Art.59

Limits on overtime hours


General limits

The total number of days that the employer may require the worker to perform overtime work cannot exceed 20 days per year, for avoiding the loss in goods or any other material that might be exposed to damage, avoiding the risks of any technical work or receiving, delivering or transferring certain materials.

In order to carry out annual inventory for the establishment, preparing the balance sheet and the final accounts in addition to preparing for selling with low prices, the number of days ordered by the employer for overtime shall not exceed thirty days yearly and 10 hours limit per day.
Labour Code Art.57
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: No general overtime limit applies. 10 hours may not be exceed for overtime ordered by the employer in order to carry out annual inventory, preparing the balance sheet, and closing acounts and getting ready to sell at discounted prices.
  • 2007: Maximum daily working time (normal and overtime hours) of 10 hours
  • 1995: Maximum 11 hours per day, including rest period and overtime. 2 or 3 hours per day.

Restrictions/exceptions

The overtime limit does not apply to persons performing general supervision or management tasks and who work in some cases outside the establishment or whose work entails traveling.
Labour Code Art.58

Compensation for overtime work


Overtime rate(s)

The employee shall receive for the overtime a wage not less than 125% of the normal wage.
Labour Code Art.59
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 25% increase
  • 2007: 25% increase
  • 1995: 25% premium.

Special categories


Domestic work

The provisions on overtime do not apply to domestic workers.
Labour Code Art.3

Agricultural workers

The provisions on overtime do not apply to agricultural workers.
Labour Code Art.3

REST PERIODS


Rest breaks


General provisions

No general statutory provisions on rest breaks identified. The Labour Code only stipulates that with regard to daily/weekly working time, the time allocated for meals and rest shall not be calculated.
Labour Code Art.56
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: No general statutory provisions on rest breaks identified. The Labour Code only stipulates that with regard to daily/weekly working time, the time allocated for meals and rest shall not be calculated.
  • 1995: 30 minutes after 5 hours of continuous work, or 1 hour after 6 hours.

Special categories


» Young workers

Every juvenile employee shall be given a rest time not less than 1 hour rest after succesive 4 working hours.
Labour Code Art. 75

» Domestic work

Idle time, rest and meal breaks are excluded from the daily working hours.
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 6 (a)

Daily rest periods


Duration

No explicit statutory provisions on daily rest exist. However, daily working time must not exceed eleven hours per day.
All employers engaging ten or more workers shall prepare internal regulations outlining daily and weekly rest periods.
Labour Code Art.55, 56(2)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: No explicit statutory provisions on daily rest exist. However, daily working time must not exceed eleven hours per day. All employers engaging ten or more workers shall prepare internal regulations outlining daily and weekly rest periods.
  • 2007: All employers engaging ten or more workers shall prepare internal regulations outlining daily and weekly rest periods.
  • 1995: 13 hours.

Special categories


» Agricultural workers

The provisions on daily rest do not apply to agricultural workers.
Labour Code Art.3

» Domestic work

The provisions on daily rest do not apply to domestic workers.
The householder shall give the worker sufficient sleep time of no less than 8 hours per day.
Labour Code Art.3
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 6(c)

Weekly rest periods


Duration


» General

One day.
Labour Code Art.60
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: One day.
  • 1995: Friday.

» Exceptions

Family members working without payment are not covered by the weekly rest regulations.
Labour Code Art.3

Day specified


» General

Friday of every week is the employees weekly holiday unless the nature of work requires otherwise.
Labour Code Art.60

» Exceptions

The weekly rest day may involve another day, if the nature of the work requires it. By the approval of the employer, the employee may accumulate the days of his weekly holiday and get them during a period not exceeding a month.
Labour Code Art.60

Work on weekly rest day


» Compensation (for working on a rest day)

If the employee has worked in his weekly holiday, religious feasts, or public holidays, then he shall receive in return for his work in that day overtime pay not less than (150%) of his normal wage.
Labour Code Art.59

Special categories


» Young workers

No juvenile might be employed in the religious feasts, public holidays and weekly holidays.
Labour Code Art.75

» Agricultural workers

Agricultural workers are not covered by the regulations on weekly rest.
Labour Code Art.3

» Domestic workers

Domestic workers are not covered by the regulations on weekly rest.

Workers shall be entitled to one day-off per week as may be agreed upon between the worker and the householder. If the householder needs the worker to work on his weekly day off, he shall give him another day off that shall be agreed upon between the worker and the householder.
Labour Code Art.3
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 7 (a)

ANNUAL LEAVE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS


ANNUAL LEAVE


Qualifying period

To be entitled to an annual leave of 14 days the employee shall has reached a year of continuous work, and if not then he/she be be entitled to a paid leave with the percentage of the period for which he/she has worked during the year.
Labour Code Art.61(A)(B)

Duration


» General

Each employee shall be entitled to an annual leave with full pay for fourteen (14) days per each year of service.
Labour Code Art.61
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 14 days.
  • 1995: 3 weeks.

» Exceptions

The employee may enjoy 21 days of leave after five years successive service. The provisions on annual leave do not apply to family members working without pay.
Labour Code Art.3, art.61

Payment


» Amount

100%. Each employee shall be entitled to an annual leave with full pay.
Labour Code Art.61

Schedule and splitting

During the first month of the year, the employer may specify the date of the annual leave for each employee, taking the interests of the employee into consideration.
If the leave is taken in parts, one part shall not be less than 2 days each time.
Labour Code Art.61, art.62

Special categories


» Agricultural workers

The provisions on annual leave do not apply to agricultural workers.
Labour Code §3

» Domestic work

The provisions on annual leave do not apply to domestic workers. Workers shall be entitled to annual leave with pay for a period of 14 days, as may be agreed upon with the householder. They may agree to defer the annual leave until the end of the employment contract.
Labour Code Art.3
Regulation No. 90/2009 of domestic workers, cooks, gardeners and similar categories Section 7(b)

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS


Work on Public Holidays


» Criteria

No juvenile might be employed in the religious feasts, public holidays and weekly holidays.
Labour Code Art.75

» Compensation

If the employee has worked in his weekly holiday, religious feasts, or public holidays, then he shall receive in return for his work in that day overtime pay not less than (150%) of his normal wage.
Labour Code Art.59

NIGHT WORK


Special categories


Young workers

No juvenile might be employed in the interval between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Labour Code Art.75

CASUAL WORK


General provisions

Casual work is defined as work required by contingent necessities, the completion of which does not require more than three months.
Labour Code Art.2

SHORT-TIME WORK/WORK-SHARING


General provisions

If the employer was compelled to dismiss the employee temporarily, for a reason that the "employer cannot get rid of", then the employee shall be entitled to the full wage for a period that does not exceed the first ten days of unemployment per year, and to 50 % of the wage for any additional day.
Labour Code Art.50

Limits

The temporary dismissal shall not exceed sixty days per year.
Labour Code Art.50

INFORMATION & CONSULTATION


Information

Employers with 10 or more employees are required to prepare internal regulations specifying the working hours.
Labour Code Art.55

Results generated on: 30th July 2014 at 13:06:48.
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