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[DRAFT] Regulation of Working Hours

Postby Cheblonsk » Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:33 pm


The World Assembly,

Acknowledging the indispensable role that workers play in maintaining world economies, and their significance in maintaining the functioning of various industries and sectors across different nations,

Noting that a healthy workforce fuels thriving economies, boosts productivity, and fosters innovation through sustained energy and engagement,

Understanding that workers should be entitled to reasonable working hours, ensuring a healthy work-life balance and preventing overwork,

Concerned by the inadequateness of GA#302 on the subject and the silence of international law following its repeal,

Hereby enacts as follows:

1. Definitions:
a. 'Contract' is defined as the legal document between employer and employee which establishes the details of employment.
b. 'Employers in member nations' refers to employers who manage staff whose workplace is located within a WA member nation.
c. ‘Standard Working Hours’ Refers to the regularly scheduled hours of work as outlined in the contract.

2. Employers in member nations are prohibited from offering contracts which outline standard working hours which are excessive or exhausting, or may negatively impact their health or ability to work in the long term, as determined by the WA member nation.

3. Employers in member nations must pay employees who work outside of standard working hours a wage of at least 1.5 times the rate for standard working hours as agreed in the contract, and on public holidays, at least 2 times the rate for standard working hours.

4. Employers in member nations must not require employees to work hours which prevent employees from attaining adequate rest, to ensure their health in the short term, as determined by the WA member nation.

5. Employers may not dismiss or otherwise discriminate against employees as a result of the restrictions placed by member nations on employment under sections 2,3,4.

6. WA member nations are required to enforce the above regulations through either financial penalties, criminal changes, curtailment of the entity's operations, or a combination of the above.


Category: Regulation
Area of Affect: Labor Rights
Co-Author: Amazing Disgrace
The World Assembly,

Acknowledging the indispensable role that workers play in maintaining world economies, and their significance in maintaining the functioning of various industries and sectors across different nations,

Noting that a healthy workforce fuels thriving economies, boosts productivity, and fosters innovation through sustained energy and engagement,

Concerned by the inadequateness of GA#302 on the subject and the silence of international law following its repeal,

Hereby enacts as follows:

1. Definitions:
a. ‘Day’ is defined as a period of time beginning on 00:00 in the time zone of the place of employment and extending for 24 hours afterwards.
b. 'Contract' is defined as the legal document between employer and employee which establishes the details of employment.
c. 'Employers in member nations' refers to employers who manage staff whose workplace is located within a WA member nation.
d. 'Week' is defined as a period of time beginning on 00:00 on Monday in the time zone of the place of employment and extending for 168 hours afterwards.
e. ‘40 hour work week’ refers to the summation of hours of work completed during the course of a week, typically 8 hour intervals completed 5 times per week.
f. 'Standard Working Hours' refers to the regularly scheduled hours worked every week as specified in the contract. as a range of time measured in hours elapsed between 9 Am and 5pm with 9 am on monday initiated the work week and 5 pm concluding the work week on a respective Friday.

2. Employers in member nations are prohibited from offering contracts which specify greater than 10 standard working hours per day or 40 standard working hours per week.

3. Employers in member nations must pay employees who work outside of standard working hours a wage of at least 1.5 times the rate for standard working hours as agreed in the contract, and on public holidays, at least 2 times the rate for standard working hours.

4. Employers in member nations must not require employees to work more than 12 hours in total per day or 60 hours in total per week.

5. Employers may not dismiss or otherwise discriminate against employees as a result of the restrictions placed on employment by sections 2,3,4.

6. Employers are encouraged to implement standard working hours derived from the 40 hour working week highlighted above. Standard working hours should be within the standard 9am to 5pm range for office and residential jobs however depending on the industry, work may start whenever.

7. WA member nations are required to enforce the above regulations through either financial penalties, criminal changes, curtailment of the entity's operations, or a combination of the above.



The public consultation period will last 1-2 weeks.

As a new author, suggestions for improvement would be appreciated
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Postby Second Sovereignty » Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:01 pm

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Hey, mind telling us why your WA Delegate is a known fascist real quick?
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Postby The Island of Isla » Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:45 pm

Hey can you leave Cheblonsk alone please, they haven't said anything wrong just proposed a resolution, ok?

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Postby Cheblonsk » Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:03 am

Second Sovereignty wrote:OOC:
Hey, mind telling us why your WA Delegate is a known fascist real quick?

Mind telling me what this has to do with my proposal?

(OOC: I think that is threadjacking?)

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Postby Trash Heap » Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:31 am

Main reason for rejection is (Proposals must be written from the perspective of the WA, not addressed to the WA, which makes the first line of this proposal illegal.). Your's not in violation there.
The next is (This does nothing but recommend action, rather than mandating action, which is not allowed for a proposal with an AoE.) your fine there too.

It's hard to get anything to be legal, let alone up for vote.
you should try what you have and see what is said.

That being said trash heap well not be inforsing it even if it passes.
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Postby The Island of Isla » Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:44 am

Thanks

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Postby Kenmoria » Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:47 am

(OOC: Welcome to the General Assembly. On first glance, I notice that the proposal seems to be legal, which is a good first step. In terms of substantive content, the main problem is over-specificity. A lot of the proposal sets very precise rules on timing, which are not appropriate considering that member-nations can use many different calendars with many different ways of diving the day. This is in addition to the fact that there are nations on different planets, with different orbital periods, and so on. It is better to consider what having these arbitrary timings is supposed to do, then do that directly.)
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Postby The Overmind » Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:31 pm

Further advice: drafting is a longer than one to two week commitment. The more complex or controversial a proposal, the more time you'll need. But for any level of complexity or controversy, two weeks is quite short.
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Postby Cheblonsk » Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:39 am

Kenmoria wrote:(OOC: Welcome to the General Assembly. On first glance, I notice that the proposal seems to be legal, which is a good first step. In terms of substantive content, the main problem is over-specificity. A lot of the proposal sets very precise rules on timing, which are not appropriate considering that member-nations can use many different calendars with many different ways of diving the day. This is in addition to the fact that there are nations on different planets, with different orbital periods, and so on. It is better to consider what having these arbitrary timings is supposed to do, then do that directly.)


Does this mean that it should leave it to member nations to decide the timing details or should a committee be set up to handle this? I'm concerned that member nations could pass laws that don't actually do anything (e.g. Maximum 24 working hours per day).

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Postby Tigrisia » Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:50 am

Cheblonsk wrote:Does this mean that it should leave it to member nations to decide the timing details or should a committee be set up to handle this? I'm concerned that member nations could pass laws that don't actually do anything (e.g. Maximum 24 working hours per day).


The Tigrisian delegation recommends to mandate that working hours are designed that they are not contrary to the health of the worker and respect the right of the worker to rest and leisure. Working hours are a very complex issue as one have to take many different issues into account, such as night shifts, on-call times or extraordinary situations.

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Postby Cheblonsk » Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:40 pm

Some changes have been made

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Postby Cheblonsk » Sun Feb 18, 2024 12:14 am

No suggestions?

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Postby Tigrisia » Sun Feb 18, 2024 5:20 am

Cheblonsk wrote:No suggestions?


Maybe one could add a clause that acknowledges the rights of the workers in the preamble.

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Postby Cheblonsk » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:15 pm

Made some more changes, sorry for the delay.

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Postby Russellshire » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:34 pm

You say that "'Week' is defined as a period of time beginning on 00:00 on Monday in the time zone of the place of employment and extending for 168 hours afterwards." In many countries, there is a period of daylight saving time. In the week the clocks go forward, the calendar week will be 167 hours long. In the week they go back, the calendar week will be 169 hours long. How will you account for this?

Also, can you remove the definition for "Working Hours"? You only use the similar phrase "Standard Working Hours" in your proposal.

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Postby Cheblonsk » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:33 pm

Russellshire wrote:You say that "'Week' is defined as a period of time beginning on 00:00 on Monday in the time zone of the place of employment and extending for 168 hours afterwards." In many countries, there is a period of daylight saving time. In the week the clocks go forward, the calendar week will be 167 hours long. In the week they go back, the calendar week will be 169 hours long. How will you account for this?

Also, can you remove the definition for "Working Hours"? You only use the similar phrase "Standard Working Hours" in your proposal.


Thanks, removed these defenitions.

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Postby Cheblonsk » Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:47 am

So does this mean the text is perfect?

I want to submit this over the next 24 hours or so.

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Postby The Overmind » Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:44 pm

Cheblonsk wrote:So does this mean the text is perfect?

I want to submit this over the next 24 hours or so.


No, it does not. With each update, you have to give time for people to see it. This forum is not one where people look at every proposal every day. Drafting takes time.
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Postby Cheblonsk » Sat Mar 02, 2024 6:54 pm

The Overmind wrote:
Cheblonsk wrote:So does this mean the text is perfect?

I want to submit this over the next 24 hours or so.


No, it does not. With each update, you have to give time for people to see it. This forum is not one where people look at every proposal every day. Drafting takes time.


Well, for 2 weeks the only suggestion was add another line to the preamble.
I am busy so won't be submitting today.

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Postby Fachumonn » Sat Mar 02, 2024 7:25 pm

Cheblonsk wrote:
The Overmind wrote:
No, it does not. With each update, you have to give time for people to see it. This forum is not one where people look at every proposal every day. Drafting takes time.


Well, for 2 weeks the only suggestion was add another line to the preamble.
I am busy so won't be submitting today.


Woah, just slow down there buddy.

Drafting a proposal doesn't need to be so rushed. I understand that you want to pass this, however at its current state it will not do so. Drafting a WA resolution takes time, revisions, and feedback. I might chime in with real feedback on the proposal later.

Generally, you don't want to include specific numbers in GA proposals, more convey the overall legislation in a direct way that still allows WA members some leeway.
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Postby Cheblonsk » Sat Mar 02, 2024 9:11 pm

I don't have a deadline but I was intending to submit before the GA categories are abolished.
We removed the numbers from the original proposal but I am not sure if the current wording of those sections is sufficient.
I know that people want me to accept more feedback, but the low activity means not much is coming through unfortunately
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Postby Cheblonsk » Thu Mar 07, 2024 3:12 am

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