Special regulations for working hours

Along with the usual working hours, there are special regulations for certain situations. Examples include part-time work for older employees and winter pay for employees in weather-dependent industries. Here is an overview of information and services regarding these regulations.

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Dancing events on Sundays and public holidays - special permission

There are various prohibitions for dance events in the holiday laws of the federal states (which may differ in content): There are restrictions for the time of local church...

Employment on Sundays and public holidays: Exemption permit (unreasonable impairment of competitiveness due to longer operating hours abroad).

If you, as an employer, wish to employ workers on Sundays and public holidays because the competitiveness of your company would be unreasonably impaired if the legally...

Protection of Sundays and public holidays - exceptions

On Sundays and public holidays, there is a rest period and no activities may be carried out that could disturb the rest of the day. However, if there are important reasons,...

Request exceptions from the Working Hours Act

Under certain conditions, you as an employer can be granted longer daily working hours for employees in your company.

Short-time allowance approval

If there is a temporary, unavoidable loss of work in your company, short-time allowance can be paid in full or in part for your employees. The loss of earnings is partially...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exception permit (urgently needed in the public interest).

If you as an employer want to employ workers, but an exception or deviation option is not provided for in the Working Hours Act for your case in question, or if the exceptions...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exemption permit (for chemical, biological, technical or physical reasons).

If you as an employer want to employ workers on Sundays and public holidays because certain work for chemical, biological, technical or physical reasons requires uninterrupted...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exemption permit (holding of house and order fairs, employment of workers in commercial trade).

If you, as an employer, wish to employ workers in the commercial sector on Sundays and public holidays for the purpose of holding an in-house or order fair, on which special...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exemption permit (prevention of disproportionate harm in special circumstances).

If you as an employer want to employ workers on Sundays and public holidays because special circumstances require this to prevent disproportionate harm, you need an exemption...

Sunday employment: Exemption permit (carrying out the inventory required by law).

If you as an employer want to employ workers on one Sunday per calendar year because you want to carry out the legally required inventory, you need an exemption permit.

Sundays open for sale

Sales outlets in Thuringia are generally closed on Sundays and public holidays. Exceptions apply to sales on up to four Sundays and public holidays per year. The specific dates...

Working time

To protect the safety and health of employees, the Working Hours Act (ArbZG) contains provisions that limit working hours on workdays and prescribe rest breaks and rest periods....

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