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I’m doing an Ausbildung in Fachkraft Gastgewerbe , from the end of last month , as by the “ Kurzarbeit “ laws , My restaurant just just put only for me more full hours , my Store manager told me , I must do 169 hours , is that true ? Because all other full time permanent workers don’t even work more than 3 days a week , even those 3 days also they use to work 6 or 7 hours , but I work every day 8 or 8 and half hours . Can you please explain about it , anyway I’m working in a McDonald’s
asked Apr 14, 2020 in Work by Nima

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Hello Nima,

thank you for sharing your question with the Wefugees community!

The situation you described is in compliance with legislation. Even if an employer resorts to short-time work, his obligation to provide you with a proper professional training is maintained, so that you can finish your apprenticeship in time. He is also obliged to pay the normal training salary. That's the reason why you have to work your normal hours, whereas your collegues are on short-time.

Your employer also has to take care that you learn enough, so there should be an expert instructor for you or any other means that guarantee that you learn the theoretical parts of your training which are relevant for your final exams.

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answered Apr 15, 2020 by mbeon-Christine
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