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

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

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

  • holding in-house and order fairs for commercial resellers.
  • Preventing disproportionate damage to a business due to special circumstances, such as a very high sickness rate or late delivery of materials.
  • the statutory stocktaking, if this cannot be carried out on a weekday.

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

The general ban on working on Sundays and public holidays does not apply to activities that serve to meet 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 (for example in restaurants or cab companies) and
  • Leisure activities (for example in theaters, soccer or leisure facilities)
  • Use in emergencies and exceptional cases (work that cannot be postponed, such as repairs to burst pipes or storm damage to roofs).

Maximum limits apply for certain exceptions.


Process flow

You can apply for a permit to work on Sundays and public holidays from your local health and safety authority. The following steps are necessary:

  • You submit an application to the competent authority and submit all other required documents.
  • If the documents or information required for processing are incomplete, you will be contacted by the processing department.
  • If the requirements for approval are met, you will receive a notice of approval, otherwise a notice of rejection.
Who should I contact?

To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord.

Requirements
  • You are an employer.
  • You have admissible reasons for your application for approval.
What are the fees?

Both the granting and the refusal to grant an exemption from the ban on working on Sundays and public holidays is subject to a fee. The amount of the fees is based on the fee schedule of the locally competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • An appeal against the decision can be lodged with the local authority responsible for occupational health and safety within one month of notification.
  • An unsuccessful appeal is subject to a fee.
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

01.09.2022

Process flow

You can apply for a permit to work on Sundays and public holidays from your local health and safety authority. The following steps are necessary:

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

Who should I contact?

To the State Occupational Safety and Health Authority at Unfallkasse Nord.

Requirements

  • You are an employer.
  • You have admissible reasons for your application for approval.

What are the fees?

Both the granting and the refusal to grant an exemption from the ban on working on Sundays and public holidays is subject to a fee. The amount of the fees is based on the fee schedule of the locally competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • An appeal against the decision can be lodged with the local authority responsible for occupational health and safety within one month of notification.
  • An unsuccessful appeal is subject to a fee.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

01.09.2022

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