2024 will bring changes to working time settlement periods. How many hours will a full-time employee work next year? We provide the answer.
2024 – what total working hours?
In 2024, the total annual working hours for an employee working five days and for whom the day off is a Saturday will be 2008 working hours, with a total of 251 days to work.
This means that next year employees will have 8 more hours to work than in 2023, when the total working time was 2 000 hours, resulting in 250 working days.
The table below presents working time in 2024 by monthly and 3-month settlement period.
|2024 – monthly working time settlement period|
|Month||Number of working hours||Number of working days||Non-working days (including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)|
|2024 – 3-month working time settlement period|
|Months||Number of working hours||Number of working days||Number of non-working days|
|January – March||504||63||28|
|April – June||488||61||30|
|July – September||520||65||27|
|October – December||496||62||30|
Working time – how to determine in a given settlement period?
Working time and the way it is determined are regulated by the Labour Code. According to the Labour Code (Article 129 § 1), the number of hours to be worked by an employee hired on a so-called full-time basis is determined so that the working time:
The settlement period for such an employee should not exceed 4 months.
However, according to the Labour Code, working time settlement periods can vary in length:
To calculate the working hours for a given pay period, an employer:
For employees employed on a so-called part-time basis, the employee’s working hours should be reduced in proportion to the number of hours for a full-time employee. For example, if an employee is part-time and we have 160 working hours for a full-time employee in a given month, the working hours of such an employee will be 80 hours, i.e., half of what a full-time employee will work.
Time recording – find out how we can help
Time settlement is the task of recording and analysing various working time data. It is important to process them appropriately into information which helps employers to manage employees’ working time more effectively.
As part of our services, we offer access to the Working Time Settlement (RCP) system, which is part of our Asistar platform. Asistar RCP system meets the requirements of Polish legislation and is a tool that automates the working time settlement process. It is designed for managers, HR and payroll departments as well as for employees.
RCP System – learn more: