Women, Night Work by: the Federal Law on Nighttime Work Performed by Women of 1969, BGBl 1969/237 (FrNArbG), prohibits employing women to perform work at night. Night is defined as a period of time of at least 11 subsequent hours, embracing the hours between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The law also provides for numerous exceptions; in principle the prohibition of night work applies to office work, the service sector and the areas of production and trade. As a gender-specific ban of nighttime work violates decisions handed down by the European Court of Justice, the EU accession treaty allows for a transitional period for Austria up to the year 2001. Working Women, Protection of.
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