Government Clarifies Work Style Reform Legislation

New Regulation or Official Guidance

On September 7, 2018, the government clarified that the cap on the “maximum overtime hours” (i.e., up to 45 hours/month and 360 hours/year) can be further extended up to 100 hours/month and 720 hours/year under special circumstances. For employees to work overtime, employers must file an updated form of labor-management agreement with the local labor standards inspection office, providing information on the employee’s job description; the duration of the agreement; reasons for the overtime work; maximum hours of overtime per day, month, and year, and start date of calculation of such overtime; among other information.