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The Country with the Shortest Working Hours in the World

The Netherlands is the country with the shortest working hours in the world.

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Declan Foster
Declan Foster
I'm Declan Foster, and I write about information technology and politics. I'm certified in cybersecurity and networks.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people collaborate in the world of work today and the future. Society faces the era of remote work and calls for maintaining distance between employees. 

Companies now rely heavily on technology to promote work flexibility. HR Path, an HRIS ( human resources information system ) consulting firm headquartered in France, revealed an increasing trend in many companies to implement digital platforms and resource planning in response to the remote work culture.

Several companies have even introduced working four days a week due to the pandemic.

Although not all companies apply these rules, short working hours are certainly the desire of many people, such as in countries with the shortest working hours.

Short working hours have long been the rule in some countries—various factors influence them, such as differences in work culture, labor regulations, to the wage factor. 

Analysis from the Organization for Economic Corporation and Development (OECD) shows that if you want the best place to get a work-life balance, work is in Northern Europe.

The following are launching from Yahoo Finance UK Thursday (17/11) countries with the shortest working hours per week according to the OECD.

11 Countries with the Fastest Working Hours of the Week

1. Netherlands: 29.5 hours

2. Denmark: 32.5 hours

3. Norway: 33.6 hours

4. Switzerland: 34.6 hours

5. Austria 35.5 hours

6. Belgium 35.5 hours

7. Italy: 35.5 hours

8. Ireland: 35.6 hours

9. Sweden: 36 hours

10. England 36.3 hours

11. Finland: 36.3 hours

Is Indonesia one of the countries with the shortest working hours worldwide?

What about the rules in Indonesia? Is Indonesia one of the countries with the shortest working hours?

Based on Law Number 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation, working time in Indonesia is generally 40 hours per week with the following details.

1. 7 hours of work in 1 day and 40 hours of work in a week for six days of work in a week, or

2. 8 hours of work in 1 day and 40 hours of work in a week for five days of work in a week

For the record, these working time rules do not apply to certain business sectors or jobs. 

The implementation of working hours for workers/laborers in the company is regulated in work agreements, company regulations, or cooperation agreements.

In addition, for State Civil Apparatus (ASN) or PNS, the work system is regulated in Menpan RB Circular (SE) Number 1 of 2021 concerning the Third Amendment to SE Menpan RB Number 23/2021 concerning Adjustment of ASN Work Systems During PPKM During the Covid-19 Pandemic 19. The latest regulation was signed on Wednesday, December 5, 2021.

This is information about countries with the shortest working hours in the world. Hopefully useful for you.

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