DS v Koch Personaldienstleistungen GmbH [2022]

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    Working Time, Annual Leave and Holiday Pay
Issues covered: Working Time; Annual Leave


In German national law, the Manteltarifvertrag für Zeitarbeit (Framework Collective Agreement for temporary employment – “MTV”), contains, in paragraph 3.1, concerning ‘working hours’, the following passages:

‘3.1.1. The regular monthly working hours for a full-time employee shall be 151.67 hours.

3.1.2. The regular individual monthly working hours shall depend on the number of days worked. The monthly working hours shall be:

  • 161 hours in a month comprising 23 working days.

Paragraph 4.1.2 provides:

‘The additional allowance for overtime shall be paid for hours worked in excess of: 

  • 184 hours for 23 working days.

The additional allowance for overtime shall be 25%.’


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This article is correct at 11/04/2022

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