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The objectives of this study aim to gauge the impact of the reduction in the legal maximum working hours, pinpoint potentially affected workers, estimate the macroeconomic repercussions, and propose economic policy measures to amplify the positive effects of the reform while mitigating the negative ones.

The severe economic consequences of the pandemic and the implementation of furlough schemes have highlighted the important role that working hours can play when adjusting the labor market to the current climate.