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Hungary in top ranks of obligatory working hours

With the statutory maximum working day of 12 hours, Hungary is ranked amongst the highest in the European Union, according to the European Industrial Relations Observatory.

Among the neighboring EU countries, Romania ranks the lowest with 8 hours, the Slovak Labor Code requires 9 hours, while Austria is to change from the current 10 hours to 12 in the near future. In Slovenia, which recently joined the Euro-zone, the statutory maximum working day is 10 hours.

The statutory maximum working week of 48 hours in Hungary is also amongst the highest in the EU, but a close relative can be employed for up to 60 hours a week. (Világgazdaság)