Am I allowed to work on Sundays and public holidays?

In Germany, there are specific regulations governing the work of domestic helpers on Sundays and public holidays. In general, work on Sundays and public holidays is prohibited, unless it is urgent work such as emergencies or indispensable care services.

If a domestic helper is required to work on a public holiday, she is entitled to an alternative day off or additional pay. The exact conditions depend on the individual employment contract.

In summary, domestic helpers in Germany are not allowed to work on most Sundays and public holidays, unless the work is urgent. When working on public holidays, they are entitled to substitute rest days or additional pay, depending on the agreed terms.