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Name: Federal Act regarding closing hours for shops.
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1993-12-27
Entry into force:
ISN: DEU-1993-L-42225
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht, Text No. 357, 1994-12-31, H.C. Nipperdey, C.H. Beck Verlag, Germany, Munich
Abstract/Citation: Stipulates the regular closing time for all kind of establishments selling merchandise to the public. Exempted from this basic regulation are some shops such as pharmacies, shops in airports, train and gas stations and bakeries. Employees working in enterprises exempted from the legal closing hours must not work more than eight hours on Sundays and statutory holidays, and the employer is obligated to compensate them with a free afternoon during the following working week if they work for more than three hours, and a completely free day, if they work for more than six hours.
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