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Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

Hi,

I have noticed in Zurich a few independent shops, e.g. Halk Pazari Oerlikon, that are regularly opened on Sundays.

I thought this was not allowed, or maybe the rules have changed because of covid...?
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

As you know, rules are often K/Cantonal. Here in NE- independent shops can open on Sunday, as long as they wo/man the shop themselves- eg owners- so they do not pressurise employees to work.
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

Maybe.
There are specific rules around employers allowing family members to work in a family business, but I feel this may be more likely as they are a food shop.

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Temporary Sunday work involves not more than six Sundays per business and calendar year, including public holidays, or Sundays work during a one-off period of three months maximum.

Temporary night and Sunday work must authorised by the canton unless the type of work is listed in Ordinance 2 to the Employment Act. Authorisation is given if there is an urgent need for the work.
https://www.ch.ch/en/working-night-or-sundays/
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

Our 2 local shops are opened legally every Sunday- 1 in the morning, and one late afternoon.
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

Thanks everybody!
I thought that Sunday openings were really taboo in CH, with the only exception of stations and airports, and in 4 years it's the first time I see it. Well, one never stops to learn!
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

Stores in Zürich can get permission to open on Sundays nothing specifically to do with Covid-19 and happening for years.
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

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Our 2 local shops are opened legally every Sunday- 1 in the morning, and one late afternoon.
There are several family run shops around here which are open every Sunday too.
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

As I understand it, small family shops (in ZH) can open on Sundays as long as it's only the owner or immediate family staff working, they can't have non-family staff working. I've seen quite a few small kiosk type shops open every Sunday, especially in the Niederdorf area.
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

Opening hours are slowly increasing all over ... when I first moved to Zurich, most shops closed shortly after lunch on a Saturday as well as being closed on Sunday!
Now, our local Denner is open on Sunday as well ... although with part of the store blocked off (not sure why ... ).
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Re: Shop open on Sundays, is it legal?

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As I understand it, small family shops (in ZH) can open on Sundays as long as it's only the owner or immediate family staff working, they can't have non-family staff working. I've seen quite a few small kiosk type shops open every Sunday, especially in the Niederdorf area.
The Migrolino next to Sihlstrasse is open on Sunday (and most certainly not a family business), the Coop Pronto opposite it is closed. It's down to getting a permit (which isn't impossible to get) - plenty of backeries are also open on Sunday.
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