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Original name: Arbeitsruhegesetz (ARG)
Name: Federal Act governing weekly rest periods and rest from work on public holidays (Rest Periods Act - ARG) (BGBl. 1983/144). [Text 25].
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1983-02-03
Entry into force:
ISN: AUT-1983-L-42250
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht, Dittrich, Veit, Tades, Manz Verlag, Vienna, Austria
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Abstract/Citation: Employees must have a weekly rest period of thirty-six hours without interruption. During that time an employee may only be working under the circumstances provided under section 2, subsection 2 and sections 10 to 18 of this Act, where it is stipulated that only the absolutely indispensable number of employees to maintain the operation of a business can be obligated to work by their employer, with exceptions made for certain special work. The same principles also are valid for public holidays. Consolidated text.
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