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Old 06.09.2020, 12:10
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Well a friend of my dads, who had worked here his whole life as a taxi driver retired moved to England and spent some time with us told me about switzerland how nice it is here and how salaries are a lot higher here compared to England. I then did a little research of my own and spoke to him about how I want to start working there, he then told me how its possible but I would first need a residency permit and work permit. He had friend here who had a spare room so I moved in there and got my residency permit and at the same time we were walking into many takeaways,restaurants and shops trying to find 100% work to get the work permit. Eventually my current boss offered me a job with 100% work (as he was having a hard time finding someone with a driving licence who would do deliveries as well as kitchen work and cleaning and the broken shifts lunchtime shift or 4 hours then 3 hour break so to speak followed my a 5 hour evening shift) I agreed I would do it all so we accepted and as I had a british passport and driving licence my Gemeindeverwaltung confirmed I could start working while my permit application was processing and a month later my permit came through the post.
How much did you pay for your permit, some parts of your story don't add up.
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Old 06.09.2020, 15:29
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Re: Help needed! I am 99% sure my employer is doing something illegal.

You don't get a B permit by simply moving in a spare room.

You need to show a copy of your work contract (open-ended to get the 5 years permit), or show proof of adequate means, or bring someone who signs he is financially responsible for you.

Maybe you got a temporary permit first (or none), then the open-ended contract, and then you registered and applied for the B permit?
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How much did you pay for your permit, some parts of your story don't add up.
I dont remember paying anything for it, im not too sure of the actual terms but i was told I need to find a job with a 100% contract and a place to stay. At the time my dads friend did most of the talking at the offices, think there was a 25 franc or so fee for the application can't really remember, but we had found the job and place to stay which is all that was asked and then my permit application could be processed.
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You don't get a B permit by simply moving in a spare room.

You need to show a copy of your work contract (open-ended to get the 5 years permit), or show proof of adequate means, or bring someone who signs he is financially responsible for you.

Maybe you got a temporary permit first (or none), then the open-ended contract, and then you registered and applied for the B permit?
what does open ended contract mean exactly? I had found a job (my current job) where i was offered a 100% full time contract and I had found a place to stay which is all they asked for. I then got my medical insurance I believe my boss signed me up for the AHV and stuff as that all just came through the post. followed by my permit and medical insurance card, can't really remember in which order what came, will have to check but it all happened around the same time within 5/6 weeks or so.
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Old 07.09.2020, 07:05
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what does open ended contract mean exactly? I had found a job (my current job) where i was offered a 100% full time contract and I had found a place to stay which is all they asked for. I then got my medical insurance I believe my boss signed me up for the AHV and stuff as that all just came through the post. followed by my permit and medical insurance card, can't really remember in which order what came, will have to check but it all happened around the same time within 5/6 weeks or so.
No end date, for example fixed contract would be just for 6 months or a year or 2 years. Open ended means it has no end date given in the contract. Most permanent contracts will be open ended ones.
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I had found a job (my current job) where i was offered a 100% full time contract and I had found a place to stay which is all they asked for.
Yes. From your previous post it looked like you got the permit before the job, which sounded strange.

Another point to double-check: you should have 2 medical insurances, the private one and the professional one, your boss only did the professional one. And now this is expired.
Since injuries are normally covered by the professional one, even if they happen at home, it means that now you have reduced protection against accidents. You should consider adding the "injury" option to your private insurance, the amount is something like 15 or 20 CHF/m.
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Re: Help needed! I am 99% sure my employer is doing something illegal.

I would suggest going to the union first (e.g. unia) as they will perhaps be able to shield you better or at least explain potential consequences to you, and help you solve your situation whereas the authorities will only work to apply the law (fine for him, permit issues for you). Also look for another job.
This guy was really dumb as he didn't have access to kurzarbeit as a consequence of his actions.
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This guy was really dumb as he didn't have access to kurzarbeit as a consequence of his actions.
I did not realise his hours were cut.
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I did not realise his hours were cut.
Woops, didn't realize in Zurich restaurants were not closed.
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Woops, didn't realize in Zurich restaurants were not closed.
'work in the kitchen & deliveries' otherwise known as take aways.
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I would suggest going to the union first (e.g. unia) as they will perhaps be able to shield you better or at least explain potential consequences to you, and help you solve your situation whereas the authorities will only work to apply the law (fine for him, permit issues for you). Also look for another job.
I was going to write something like this.

Yes, Syna and Unia are the employee unions for restaurants and foodstuff. Gastrosuisse however, also mentioned above, is the employers organisation.
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