Working Hour Approval

Work at night, on Sundays, and on public holidays require a permit. Working time permits are issued by the cantons and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The cantons issue permits in accordance with Art. 27 ArGV 1 (urgent need - in German only), and SECO in accordance with Art. 28 ArGV 1 (indispensability of night and Sunday work - in German only).

Does your company temporarily rely on work at night, on Sundays, or on public holidays?

These exceptional working hours can be approved provided the legal requirements are met. The labour inspectorate of the AWA is responsible for applying for and approving temporary night work and work on Sundays/public holidays (max. six months), provided the work is carried out in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.
Otherwise, we ask you to send your permit application to the cantonal labour inspectorate responsible for your place of work (in German only).

You can submit applications for permanent or periodical night or Sunday work to SECO (in German only).

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