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Act on the hours of work in health institutions and to amend the Federal Act on the arrangement of hours of work [Text No. 8].

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Specific categories of workers; Nursing personnel
Law, Act

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Working time in health institutions shall not be more than an average of 48 hours a week over a period of 17 weeks, and not more than 60 hours in any given week. The period of time over which an average working time is calculated may be extended to 26 weeks through a collective agreement on the enterprise level. Also provides for rest time and overtime pay. The Act applies to doctors, medical technicians, and nurses.

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    Date of entry into force

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    Serial title
    Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I
    Page range
    pp. 29-34