Working time regulations, application for work on Sundays and public holidays as well as longer working hours, authority for justice and consumer protection
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Working on Sundays and public holidays is strictly forbidden, but there are exceptions that you can apply to the competent authority - in Hamburg, the Office for Occupational Safety and Health.
The authority at which the company is based is always responsible for the approval.
The application must be received at least 4 working days before the requested date in order to ensure processing.

The permit can be issued, among other things:
- if the legally required inventory is to be carried out and not on one
Working day is feasible,
- in the commercial sector (e.g. for in-house and order fairs).
- to prevent disproportionate damage.

The Office for Occupational Safety and Health checks your application for completeness and entitlement to a permit.
There are certainly many other reasons why working on Sundays and public holidays can be inevitable in your company. In these cases you are welcome to contact the Office for Occupational Safety and Health.
You can find out which documents are required in your case on the application form.
- Application form in accordance with Section 13 (3) No. 2a, 2b and 2c of the Working Hours Act (ArbZG): Application
- Application form in accordance with Section 13 Paragraph 4 and 5 of the Working Hours Act (ArbZG): informal
- Online services in progress

Preconditions

You can only apply for a permit if you are an employer.
Authorization can be granted if:
- the legally required inventory is to be carried out and not on one
Working day is feasible.
- In the commercial sector, special circumstances make extended business transactions necessary (e.g. for in-house and order fairs that are exclusively organized for commercial resellers).
Special circumstances occur in a company that cause disproportionate damage. Special circumstances exist, for example, if an unexpectedly large number of employees fall ill at the same time or material is delivered late and an order cannot be completed on time as a result.

Hints

- Information from the Office for Occupational Safety and Health on the approval of work on Sundays and public holidays
https://www.hamburg.de/arbeitszeit/119554/sonn-feiertage-bewilligungen/
- As a rule, never work on Sundays or public holidays!
https://www.hamburg.de/contentblob/119518/aa31879c9ff3188a8f149eb6612ca317/data/m62.pdf
- Answers to common questions about working time law
https://www.hamburg.de/arbeitszeit/4883058/faq-arbeitszeitrecht/
- § 13 Paragraph 3 No. 2a, 2b and 2c Working Hours Act (ArbZG)
- Section 13 (4) and (5) of the Working Hours Act (ArbZG)
https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/arbzg/__13.html

Related Links

  • BJV - driving and rest times in road traffic
  • Forms and applications for occupational safety
  • Working hours FAQ list
You can only apply for a permit in writing
· You fill out the relevant application form completely.
· You send the completed application including the one in the application to the Office for Occupational Safety and Health
listed documents to.
· If the documents or information required for processing are incomplete, will
You contacted by the clerk.
· If the requirements for the permit are met / not met, you will receive one
Approval notification / rejection notification.
· The notification will be sent to you in advance by e-mail and by post.
· The notification of fees will be sent to you later.

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