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minimum number of hours break between jobs

Hello,

I searched around for this one... I've been told there is a maximum number of hours you can work in a week (talked with Ikea) so they don't like people working more than one job at once because of legal issues.

Also, they mentioned that you are required to take a minimum number of hours break between jobs. I didn't quite understand it when she was telling me this in German so I am wondering if anyone has every heard of this?

The Ikea job is 2 hours a night, 4 days a week. I would like to work a second job whenever possible.

Thanks. I did look this up in the forum. Didn't find any results.
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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

2 hours a day, 4 days a week is barely full time work.

I don't know if there is a law on maximum hours a person can work. But a full time job is give or take 41.75 hours a week.
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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

Officially I work 42.5 hours per week, but sometimes have to work 80 or 100 hours. I don't think there is a legal maximum, and you're far off that at any rate.
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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

Sorry, the problem isn't that I will be working too many hours in a week at IKEA (only 8hrs/week), it is if I get another job and the combined number of hours for all jobs is greater than 42hours/wk.

Is that a bit clearer?

The big questions is about having to take a break between jobs. I couldn't imagine this as some people must work two jobs if one job is only 20% (the ikea job).

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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

there are a theoretical maximum number of hours that can be worked but I believe it is averaged over a number of weeks. There are very strict working hours in Switzerland, so anything over 6 hours per day the employee must take 30 minutes break, anything over 9 hour the employee must take 60 minutes break. My employer if you do not take the required break stipulated in law automatically deduct the time from working hours. The argument is that is it is my responsibility to take my allowed breaks, if I dont the company will not accept the legal liability for that and so deduct the time anyway. For staff that do not clock in and out again it is their responsibility to take the required breaks.

for some reason 48 hours a week come to mind but as said this is an average over a period. There are also rules regarding when additional payments should be made rather than time off in lieu being given.

But to your question the working time I believe is only controlled by each individual employer, so if you take two jobs it is down to your to manage the overall amount of time worked.
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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

It would probably come under, the minimum period of rest between shifts. I can't find the answer, it must be here somewhere, http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/82.html#822

http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/8/822.11.de.pdf

III. Arbeits- und Ruhezeit
1. Arbeitszeit
Art. 9

Art. 1035
1 Die Arbeit von 6 Uhr bis 20 Uhr gilt als Tagesarbeit, die Arbeit von
20 Uhr bis 23 Uhr ist Abendarbeit. Tages- und Abendarbeit sind
bewilligungsfrei. Abendarbeit kann vom Arbeitgeber nach Anhörung
der Arbeitnehmervertretung im Betrieb oder, wo eine solche nicht
besteht, der betroffenen Arbeitnehmer eingeführt werden.
2 Beginn und Ende der betrieblichen Tages- und Abendarbeit können
zwischen 5 Uhr und 24 Uhr anders festgelegt werden, wenn die Arbeitnehmervertretung
im Betrieb oder, wo eine solche nicht besteht,
die Mehrheit der betroffenen Arbeitnehmer dem zustimmt. Die betriebliche
Tages- und Abendarbeit beträgt auch in diesem Falle höchstens
17 Stunden.
3 Die Tages- und Abendarbeit des einzelnen Arbeitnehmers muss mit
Einschluss der Pausen und der Überzeit innerhalb von 14 Stunden liegen.

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http://www.corso.ch/pdf/schichtnacht.pdf look at page 3 onwards...

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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

I think I found what the person at Ikea was talking about:

http://www.admin.ch/ch/f/rs/822_11/a12.html

It says that "supplementary work" can only be 2 hours per day. So this job at Ikea is for people who have full time jobs.

Maximum hours of work per week are 45-50 hrs per week depending on what type of work. PLUS, you can have a "supplementary job" for 2 hours per day, up to 170-140 hours per year.
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Re: minimum number of hours break between jobs

Thanks all,

I'm going to ask them again and try to post what she meant here.

I go on Tuesday. I guess I still need to improve my German skills. :-)
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