A draft law number 7016 on flexible working time arrangements was introduced on 27 July 2016. The current wording of the draft law:
• proposes to extend to companies, outside the context of a collective bargaining agreement, the current 1 month’s reference period to 4 months. Any reference period longer than 4 months will only be possible through a collective bargaining agreement, or agreements on a social dialogue level (however limited to 12 months);
• as a counterpart of the prolongation of the reference period, provides for (i) additional leave days and (ii) the maximum working time limits beyond which the working hours will be deemed overtime.
The current legal provisions will no longer be in force from 1st January 2017.