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Factory calendar for 2015

Factory calendar for 2015

According to Article 77 of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated May 15, 2007 (hereinafter - the Code) normal working hours shall not exceed 40 hours a week.

Labor and collective agreements may provide for fewer working hours, but be paid as per normal working hours.

Also the Code shall establish reduced working time for certain categories of employees:

for employees at the age of fourteen to sixteen years - no more than 24 hours a week; at the age of sixteen to eighteen years - no more than 36 hours a week (Article 181 of the Code);

for students of educational institutions, which combine their study with work during the academic year, at the age of fourteen to sixteen years - 2.5 hours a day, at the age of sixteen and eighteen years - 3.5 hours a day (Article 181 of the Code);

for workers engaged in heavy work or work under harmful (particularly harmful) and (or) hazardous working conditions - no more than 36 hours a week (Article 202 of the Code);

for disabled workers of the first and second groups - no more than 36 hours a week (Article 224 of the Code).

Labor and collective agreements may provide fewer working hours than that specified in Articles 181, 202 and 224 of the Code.

In accordance with Article 91 of the Code companies must track working hours during which employee actually worked.

According to Article 82 of the Code in case of a five-day working week the length of the working day (shift) cannot exceed 8 hours if 40 hours are a weekly limit and 7 hours 12 minutes if 36 hours are weekly limit; in case of a six-day working week the length of the working day (shift) cannot exceed:  7 hours for workers with a weekly limit of working time of 40 hours; 6 hours if a weekly limit is 36 hours, etc.

In this regard, the working time is:

in case of a 40-hour working week:

8 hours every five working days for a five-day working week;

7 hours every five working days and 5 hours one day for a six-day working week.

in case of a 36-hour working week:

7 hours 12 minutes (7,20 hours) every five working days for a five-day working week;

6 hours every six working days for a six-day working week;

In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated December 13, 2001 No. 267 "On Holidays of the Republic of Kazakhstan" those days, when the national and public holidays are celebrated in Kazakhstan shall be recognized as holidays in accordance with the labor legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Holidays in the Republic of Kazakhstan are non-working days. 

If weekends and holidays coincide next working day after the holiday will be considered to be a day off.

Holidays celebrated in the Republic of Kazakhstan:

national holidays:

Independence Day - December 16-17;

public holidays:

New Year - January 1-2;

International Women's Day - March 8;

Nauryz meyramy - March 21-22;

Holiday of Unity of Nations of Kazakhstan - May 1;

Defender's Day - May 7;

Victory Day - May 9;

Capital Day - July 6;

Constitution Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan - August 30;

Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - December 1.

In this connection, when the balance of working time in 2015 is calculated, taking into account the provisions of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Holidays of the Republic of Kazakhstan" holidays that coincide with weekends (Saturday, Sunday), are brought forward to next working day after the holiday:

during five days of work:

from March 8 to March 9;

from March 21 to March 24;

from March 22 to March 25;

from May 9 to May 11;

from August 30 to August 31.

during six days of work:

from March 8 to March 9;

from March 22 to March 24;

from August 30 to August 31.

According to Article 96 of the Code during the five-day and six-day working week Sunday is considered to be a usual day-off. Second day-off in case of five-day working week is set by the act of employer or shift schedule. Both days-off are provided in a row, unless otherwise stipulated by the collective and labor contracts.

The first day of Kurban Ait, celebrated according to the Muslim calendar and January 7 - Orthodox Christmas are holidays.

In 2015, the first day of Kurban Ait falls on September 24.

The factory calendar shows the standard working time for months, quarters and year of 2015 in general in business days (hours). It is calculated based on five-day and six-day working week calendar, considering the eight-, seven- and six-hour workday during a 40-hour and 36-hour work week.

In 2015, the standard working time is:

in case of a 40-hour working week:

when five working days – 1960 hours (245 days * 8,00 hours);

when six working days – 1979 hours (247 days * 7,00 hours + 50 days * 5,00 hours);

in case of a 36-hour working week:

when five working days – 1764 hours (245 days * 7,20 hours);

when six working days – 1782 hours (297 days * 6,00 hours).

Monthly average of workdays for 2015 is:

when five-day working week – 20,42 days;

when six-day working week – 24,75 days.

Monthly average of calendar days for 2015 is 29,25 (excluding holidays, stipulated by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

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