Working hour’s standards: the Eurasian economic union states legislation review

Keywords: working hours; labor relationship; integration; employment law; legal harmonization.


The study of working hours standards and its description in a comparative legal aspect have not been carried out in modern conditions by experts in the field of labor law although many researchers paid attention to the problem of legal regulation for working time. Working time is a multi-rated category. Currently, the issue to control working time legally is acquiring a new aspect. In terms of the global financial crisis, employers increasingly resort to use various types of working hours. Effective use of working time, introduction rational work and rest, special working hours (total control of working time, part-time work, subdivided working time and etc.) contributes to the improvement of social and labor relations, and thus achieving positive economic and social effect. This article expresses the author’s vision of many problems arising in particular when using unregulated working hours, rotational method and etc. Besides that based on a comparative study of the national resources a theoretical and practical conclusion is defined that it is more preferable to use softer forms of legal integration like harmonization at the stage of the Eurasian economic integration which involves labor market arrangement.


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Yerbolatov, Y. (2019). Working hour’s standards: the Eurasian economic union states legislation review. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 31(1), 254-259.