Working hours must comply with national laws and not be excessive, with a maximum of 48 hours per week excluding overtime. Overtime must be voluntary, compensated at a rate exceeding local labor laws, and used responsibly, taking into account individual workers’ frequency and hours worked.
In any seven-day period, including overtime, the total hours worked must not exceed 60 hours unless exceptional circumstances apply, with appropriate safeguards in place for workers’ health and safety and evidence of compliance with national law and/or collective agreements negotiated with workers’ organizations.
Workers must be provided with at least one day off in every seven-day period or two days off in every 14-day period, in accordance with national laws.
Ina Swim strives to provide fair and achievable lead times, and regular employment must be provided on the basis of a recognized employment relationship established through national law and practice. The use of labor-only contracting, sub-contracting, or home working arrangements should be avoided where there is no real intent to impart skills or provide regular employment. All working hours must be recorded in accurate detail, and feedback or concerns regarding excessive working hours or the need for sub-contractors should be raised and addressed collaboratively.