As the daily overtime for the interrupted period does not exceed two hours, the overtime compensation amounts to a 50% increase in the normal salary. The additional work is the work done at the employer`s request outside of a worker`s normal working hours, but without exceeding the legal limit for normal working hours. A worker`s normal working time may be less than the legal limit on the basis of an employment contract or collective agreement. Wages must be paid with money. Law 28/1930 on the payment of employment contracts (in Icelandic only) stipulates that employment contracts must be paid with valid money, which is currently equivalent to the payment to a worker`s salary account with a bank. Depending on the type of work done, there are some exceptions to these rules. Work schedules refer to the time placed under the control of the employer and the time the employee reserves for work by the employer`s express or unspoken instruction corresponds to the hours of work. The Labour Standards Act contains provisions relating to working time, public holidays, night overtime and other working conditions. Employers are therefore required to properly identify and monitor working hours. As far as the calculation of working time is concerned, it is in principle necessary to record time objectively, for example.
B by time cards and the use of time on pc. Even in the event that employees submit their work schedules, it is necessary to have measures to confirm that the time indicated is correct. The additional work is compensated on the basis of the remuneration of normal working hours, unless a separate agreement has been reached on a higher rate of pay. Collective agreements may include provisions relating to compensation for additional work, which are different from the provisions of the Working Time Act. In addition, the higher rate of pay may be based on the employment contract or on separate workplace practices. Any employer who asks workers to work beyond legal working hours or statutory days off must submit a communication on overtime and work during days off to the head of the relevant labour inspection service. If employers require workers to work overtime or work days off without having to deal with an overtime and work agreement on days off, they may be penalized. Workers are entitled to a higher rate of pay for all overtime worked. The higher rate of pay depends on whether it is daily or weekly overtime or overtime for period work, as well as the amount of overtime. Employers must provide 10 days of paid leave to workers who have worked for six consecutive months from the date of employment and who have worked on no less than 80% of all scheduled work days. These paid leave can be taken successively or separately. If a worker`s request for paid leave interferes with normal activity, the employer may ask the worker to take this paid leave at another time.
The number of paid days of leave available to workers increases in proportion to the length of service of workers, as shown in the table below. Coffee breaks are 35 minutes a day for full-time work, which is 7:54 hours a day and is taken in consultation with the supervisor. A coffee break is considered working time and is therefore paid for by the company. When working during the coffee break, it must be paid in addition or the working time must be reduced from the corresponding working time.