Based on what circulates, the new regime will allow employees, working in a critical sector, to perform maximum 120 additional overtime hours during the period 01/04/2020 – 30/06/2020, next to the existing regime of voluntary overtime hours. The maximum of overtime hours performed by these employees will be 220 per year (existing + new regime).
The new regime will have the following key features:
- Gross salary = net salary (tax and social security exemption)
- No overtime pay is due
- No recuperation time must be granted
For employers active in critical sectors, who are in a great need of employees willing to work due to an increase of activities, this proposal is definitely a welcome measure in order to motivate employees to perform overtime hours amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic - to be followed up!