The number of working hours in 2024

The number of working hours in 2024
Jakub Chajdas

Jakub Chajdas

Partner / Attorney-at-law

The total number of working hours in 2024 will amount to 2008, which equals 251 working days. Employees will have 115 days off, including 13 holidays. What are the regulations regarding working hours and their overall dimension? How does the working time look in detail in 2024? How is the working time calculated for part-time employees? When are the holidays that reduce working time in 2024? We provide answers to these questions below.

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Number of working hours in 2024 – norms and overall working time

According to the Labor Code regulations, the working time cannot exceed 8 hours per day. It also cannot exceed an average of 40 hours in a five-day workweek. This refers to an average settlement period not exceeding 4 months. Based on this, the number of hours to be worked by an employee is determined.

To calculate an employee’s working time, you must:

  1. multiply 40 hours by the number of weeks in the settlement period, and then
  2. add to the obtained number of hours the product of 8 hours and the number of days remaining until the end of the settlement period, falling from Monday to Friday.

Each holiday occurring during the settlement period and falling on a day other than Sunday reduces the working time by 8 hours.

Number of working hours in 2024 – working time in detail

Below we present a summary of working time in 2024. The table includes the number of working hours, working days, and days off. They correspond to a one-month settlement period. They are divided into specific months.

Month working hours working days days off
January1682110
February168218
March1682110
April168219
May1602011
June1602010
July184238
August1682110
September168219
October184238
November1521911
December1602011
In total2008251115
Working time in 2024

As shown in the above table, the total number of working hours in 2024 will be 2008 hours.

What will be the minimum salary in 2024? We analyze the subject in this article.

Number of working hours in 2024 – working time for part-time employees

For part-time employees, the dimension of working time is reduced proportionally to the number of hours on full-time employment.

For example, if the working time in a given month is 160 hours:

  • For an employee employed on 1/2 of the full-time equivalent, the working time will be 80 hours.
  • For an employee employed on 3/4 of the full-time equivalent, the working time will be 120 hours. 

Number of working hours in 2024 – holidays reducing working time

Below we present a list of statutory holidays reducing working time in 2024.

Holidays in 2024
1 JanuaryMonday  New Year’s Day
6 JanuarySaturdayEpiphany
31 MarchSundayEaster Sunday
1 AprilMondayEaster Monday
1 MayWednesdayLabor Day
3 MayFridayConstitution Day

19 MaySundayPentecost
30 MayThursdayCorpus Christi
15 AugustThursdayAssumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 NovemberFridayAll Saints’ Day
11 NovemberMondayIndependence Day
25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 DecemberThursdaySecond Day of Christmas
Holidays in 2024

Summary

In 2024, the number of working hours will be 2008, the number of working days – 251, and the number of days off – 115. The dimension of working hours in specific months of 2024 will range from 152 in November to 184 in July and October.

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