Is the training of apprentices no longer allowed? If the only personally and professionally suitable trainer leaves the company, further training of the existing trainees is generally no longer permitted. In this case, the trainer should definitely seek a solution together with the training advisor of the Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
What does the labor law provide for adult trainees? What does labor law stipulate for apprentices who have reached the age of majority? After their 18th birthday, trainees are allowed by law to work a maximum of eight hours a day for a maximum of six days a week, i.e. a total of 48 hours a week. From the age of 18, they may also be employed late in the evening or on weekends.
How long may an adult trainee work? Apprentices who have reached the age of majority may not work more than 48 hours in a 6-day week. Accordingly, the working time may not exceed 10 hours per day. Nevertheless, the average working time should be 8 hours per day.
What applies to adolescent trainees?
The principle of "yes, but" applies to trainees just as it does to "normal" employees. The working time regulations of the Youth Employment Protection Act apply to young trainees. According to these, they may not be employed for more than 40 hours per week and no longer than eight hours per day.
Trainees are often not yet of age. That is why the provisions of the Youth Employment Protection Act apply to them. This states that, with a few exceptions, young people may not work more than eight hours a day and 40 hours a week.
Is it possible to sign a training contract with a young person? Since minors do not yet have full legal capacity, this affects the conclusion of the training contract. Anyone wishing to conclude a training contract with a young person must also bring the parents or legal representatives on board. The contract is only valid if they also sign it.
Apprentices over the age of 18 are covered by the Working Hours Act (ArbZG), which applies to all adult employees. They are allowed to work an average of 48 hours on six days per week, although the working time can be increased to 60 hours per week with a daily working time of ten hours.
For apprentices of full age there is no legal regulation which prescribes the five-day week, because Saturday is a normal working day in the Working Hours Act. In certain industries, apprentices who have reached the age of majority may also be employed on Sundays and public holidays if the work cannot be done on other days.
How long are you allowed to work for an underage trainee? Underage trainees are not allowed to work more than 40 hours in a 5-day week. So if your contractually agreed working hours are 38 hours per week, you may stay no more than two hours longer per week.
What applies to apprentices who have reached the age of majority? For apprentices of full age: Shift work in training is not only interesting for night owls! Training in the hospitality industry, in agriculture, or even in industry all have one thing in common: The classic office working hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. do not apply.
According to the law, apprentices may work a maximum of eight hours per day on a maximum of six days per week, i.e. a total of 48 hours per week. From the age of 18, they may also work late in the evening or at weekends. Trainees who have reached the age of majority can therefore definitely have a part-time job alongside their training.