New Employment Arrangements for the Israeli Market
On March 29, 2017, the heads of Israeli business organizations and the Histadrut General Federation of Labor signed a collective agreement for the shortening of the work week in the market, a change to the amount of overtime hours and an amendment to the arrangement under the law for nighttime employment.
Now, one year following the signing of the collective agreement, the implementation of the collective arrangement is being expressed in three different ways:
1) Extension order on the shortening of the work week for the market commencing from March 19, 2018
2)General Entitlement to Increase the Number of Overtime Work Hours
3) Hours of Work and Rest Law (Amendment No. 17) – 2018
In places of employment where work is done in shifts, an employee shall not be employed during the night for more than one week during a two week period. This provision replaces the previous arrangement which provided that such worker not be employed for more than one week during a three week period.