Working hours

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To protect the health and safety of employees, the Working Hours Act (ArbZG) contains provisions that limit working hours on weekdays and stipulate rest breaks and rest periods. From a health protection perspective, more extensive regulations apply to night and shift work. The ArbZG also implements the fundamental ban on employing workers on Sundays and public holidays.

Tighter working time limits can be agreed through collective agreements, but in some cases regulations that go beyond the provisions of the ArbZG can also be agreed. The ArbZG provides a flexible framework for the organization of working hours.

Special regulations apply to certain groups of people such as young people or expectant and nursing mothers. These are anchored in special laws such as the Youth Employment Protection Act and the Maternity Protection Act. Driving and rest time regulations also apply to drivers in freight and passenger transport.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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