The definition of normal hours
"Normal hours" are paid hours in addition to the weekly contract hours which aren't considered overtime.
These are hours that are paid at the standard hourly rate, without any pay increase.
Why do normal hours appear on the schedule ?
In general, these "normal hours" appear during a week when the employee has worked days and has had time off. The accumulation of absences and worked hours exceeds the weekly contracted hours but actual worked hours don't exceed the contract.
Isn't that overtime ?
Technically not. French Labour Code defines overtimes as physically worked hours over 35 hours in the week. But in this example, the employee only worked 30 hours in the week.
Yet, it would be justified to paid these 2 hours. We can see them as "additional" hours (in addition to the contract) but not increased overtime.
Which absences can generate normal hours?
All absences, with the exception of absences considered as working time (training, medical visit or compensatory time off) can generate normal hours.
How to calculate normal hours?
There are two cases :
The employee has worked more than the contracted hours
The calculation to find normal hours is : (worked hours + absences) - worked hours
The employee has worked less or just the contract hours
The calculation to find normal hours is : (worked hours + absences) - contract hours
👉 To find out how absence times are calculated in Combo go here.