Working time

Standard working time, night work, overtime, rest periods, young workers.

Germany :: Young workers

Young workers under the age of 18 may not work for more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week …

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Germany :: Sunday working

As a rule, working on Sundays and bank holidays is prohibited, however there are numerous exceptions (in restaurants, the transport industry and in broadcasting) …

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Germany :: Standard and travel time

Statutory provisions relating to standard working hours are contained in the Working Time Act (Arbeitszeitgesetz) …

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Germany :: Short-time working

Short-time working may be introduced where there is a significant loss of work demand as a result of economic reasons or another unavoidable event (e …

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Germany :: Rest periods

A rest break of at least 30 minutes must be given after six hours’ work and, if the total work period is more than nine hours, this break must be extended to 45 minutes …

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Germany :: Overtime

There is no legal definition of ‘overtime’ under German law …

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Germany :: Night work

Night work is any work duty carried out between 11 …

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Germany :: Flexi-law (Arbeitszeitkonten)

There are three different systems of individual working time accounts (Arbeitszeitkonten): short-time (or annual), long-term and working-life …

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