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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for an exemption from the ban on working on Sundays and public holidays

Description

As an employer, you need a permit from the local competent authority for occupational safety and health if you want to work on a Sunday or public holiday. You can apply for a permit to work on Sundays or public holidays for:

  • the implementation of in-house and order fairs for commercial resellers.
  • the prevention of disproportionate damage in a company due to special circumstances, such as a very high level of sick leave or late delivery of materials.
  • the legally required inventory, if this cannot be carried out on a weekday.

If there are other reasons, these will also be examined and, if necessary, work on Sundays or public holidays will be approved.

The general prohibition of work on Sundays and public holidays does not apply to activities which serve to satisfy the particularly prominent needs of the population, such as:

  • services of general interest (for example in the care of the sick or the care of animals),
  • services (e.g. in restaurants or taxi companies) and
  • Leisure activities (e.g. in theatres, football or leisure facilities)
  • Use in emergencies and exceptional cases (work that cannot be postponed, such as repairs in the event of burst pipes or storm damage to roofs).

Maximum limits apply to certain exceptions.

You can apply for a permit for working on Sundays and public holidays at your local competent authority for occupational safety and health. For this, the following steps are necessary:

  • They submit an application to the competent authority and submit all other necessary documents.
  • If the required documents or information for processing are incomplete, you will be contacted by Processing.
  • If the conditions for approval are met, you will receive a notification of approval, otherwise a rejection notice.

Please contact the State Office for Consumer Protection.

  • You are an employer.
  • You have valid reasons for your request for approval.

Both the granting and refusal to approve the exemption from the ban on working on Sundays and public holidays shall be subject to a fee. The amount of the fees is based on the scale of fees of the locally competent authority.

  • Contradiction
  • An appeal against the decision may be lodged with the locally competent authority for occupational safety and health within one month of notification.
  • An unsuccessful opposition procedure is subject to a fee.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

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