Restaurant Waiter Work in Iceland You can work as a waiter in a restaurant or a hotel. Bartenders also can use this article for information. Thanks to my friends for helping me to write this article. Restaurants in Iceland The majority of the restaurants are located in Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur and Keflavik. Work Schedule Most of the work in the Iceland restaurant industry is 2-3-2 full-time jobs or it can be different from place to place. The worker has every right to see the shift plan. Duration Most of the restaurants are running in the evening from 17:00 to 22:00. If called on emergency, minimum of four hour work should be provided if you are on shift. Waiter's Unions in Iceland If you are planning to work as a waiter, your union would be MATVIS or you would be under the EFLING UNION. Efling is the second biggest union in Iceland. Salary Chart and Concept: Winter vacation Employees who work shifts, earn 12 winter holidays compared to annual work, for large county days and other holidays falling on Monday to Friday. If the workplace is closed on the above days or vacation is taken, the corresponding number of days from the extra dips, except for an employee who owns an acquired shift. Winter holidays shall be granted during the period from 1 October to 1 May. The deposit of winter days is based on October to October. The employee may be granted an agreement and an employee to pay in place in question, 8 hours. In daytime work for each day off based on a full-time job. Personnel receives the acquired winter holidays up with retirement or contract termination whichever comes first. Consumption break-in shift work at hotels and restaurants Staff on an 8 hours shift should receive two coffee breaks totaling at least 35 minutes, which are considered working hours. Longer shifts should, in addition, receive coffee breakers, corresponding to 5 minutes. For each hour, and shall be admitted with one continuous coffee break. Food break during a job in Iceland Food should be provided one time during the working hours depending on the shift. Almost all of the restaurants are giving food before the shift starts. Bus/ Taxi In case of public transport not working, restaurants should provide a Taxi for their staff. Notice Period The notice period on the general market: During the first two weeks of work, there is no notice period. After a two-week continuous job at the same employer: 12 calendar days. After 3 months continuously in the work of the same employer: 1 month M.V. month. After 2 years continuously in the work of the same employer: 2 months M.V. month After 3 years continuously in the work of the same employer: 3 months M.V. month. Explanation: If an employee who has worked with the employer continuously for two years, for example, has been terminated on March 12, then he has both the right and obligation to work for two months from the month of March / April, with his last working day on 31 May. After 10 years of work with the same company, an employee will receive; 55 years of age - 4-month notice period M.V. month. 60 years of age - 5-month notice period M.V. month. 63 years of age - 6-month notice period M.V. month. An employee may, however, cancel their work with three months' notice. Reforms shall be in writing. The employer should pay acquired unpaid leave and this is usually done at the end of the notice period. The employer also needs to pay holiday and make decisions in accordance with the period of employment and employment during the year. Sickness rights/sickness rights v. children In the first year of business at the same employer, two days are paid on the substitutes for each requested month. After a one-year continuous job at the same employer, one month will be paid with the substitutes. After a two-year continuous job at the same employer, one month is paid with the substitutes and one month during the daytime. After a three-year continuous job at the same employer, one month will be paid with the substitutes and two months on the daytime salary. After a five-year continuous job at the same employer, one month will be paid by the deputy, one month with a full day of work (i.e. daytime work, bonuses, and shift layers), and two months per daytime salary. Note. After 5 years of work with the same company, employees hold part of their sick leave, although they go to other jobs. Sick law is the right of every 12-month period. Sickness Law Because of Children The first 6 months of work: 2 days for each processed month. After 6 months of work: 12 days during each 12 month period. Children's illness is based on children under 13 years of age. Also applies to children under the age of 16 who need to be in hospital for one day or longer. Vacation Rights on the General Market Minimum leave is 24 business days. Vacation is 10.17% of all wages. After 5 years in the same company or 10 years in the same profession, an employee shall have a 25-day vacation, and the vacation salary shall be 10.64%. After 10 years in the same company, an employee shall have 30 days of vacation, and vacation pay shall be 13.04%. Vacation rights are calculated from May 1 to April 30 each year. The summer vacation period is from May 2 to September 30. Acquired right due to work in the same company is renewed after a three-year job with a new company. Uniform It should be provided by the restaurant for the work. Most of the hotels are cleaning it for their staff. Where to find a restaurant job in Iceland? * THE RESTAURANT ACADEMY * ALFRED * FRETTABLADID * Facebook Group My articles which can help you in your next Waiter Job: How to be a good waiter? 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Starting any business in a foreign country takes a lot of time and energy. You should prepare for a roller coaster ride and make sure you have tightened the seat belt before you move. Please note that below I am sharing my journey with the Indian Food Box restaurant in Iceland. I have tried my level best to explain it in detail, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 1. Registering the business You can register your business in three forms: Individual: Start the business your way. If the business is likely to make under 1 million ISK per annum, you can register this way. You need to fill in one form, and there will be a fee of up to 5.000 ISK. If your income goes over 2 million ISK per annum, you will need to make a VAT registration. Time process: 2 to 3 working days. Partnership: More than one person is required here. The partnership firm costs 68.000 ISK to register. A partnership deed is created here. The partnership tax rate is 37.6%, and it changes every year. Time process: 7 working days. Company: A single person or more than one person can register a company. 131.000 ISK is required to register a company. An accountant can charge 20-40.000 ISK for the registration process. A company then gets its ID number, known as a kennitala. You need to create an Article of Association, memorandum article, and fill the prescribed form at the Icelandic tax office. Time period: 7 working days. Advantage: A company is a legal entity You can receive a salary. You also need to decide who will be the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. The initial tax rate is 20%. Every change in the act costs 3.500 ISK. 2. Rent or Buy the Property You need to make a big decision by deciding if you would be buying or renting premises. In Iceland, you need to pay two months in advance, and most of the restaurant or business rental contracts are issued for a minimum of five years if both parties agree. Buying property is a challenging task, but if possible, we recommend that you go for that. Please remember that every building in Iceland has residential fees to pay every month. Getting Loan from the Bank (25% you have to pay) (75% loan) You can check your loan credentials on creditinfo.is. A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1, and D2. (Anything after D is BAD). You are allowed to check your credit score free once per year. We took a loan from Arionbanki, Borgartún 18, 101 Reykjavík. They requested the following papers: * Our experience and education * 2 years’ future cashflow The loan decision takes 2-3 weeks. We were requested to obtain extra insurance as in Iceland they differentiate between property value and insurance value. 3. Property evaluation We were charged 50.000 ISK for the property evaluation. Time period: 1 day. The bank did this and they sent their property inspector. Don't forget that you would be paying monthly insurance fees also. 4. Open Company Bank Account We would advise you to open an account with the same bank from whom you acquired the loan. A company bank account takes only one day to open. You can even do it online. Two people would be required to sign the papers. A 4 digit pin option can be requested for the money transfer. It would help if you also decided on whether to obtain a bank card at this point. Secret Tip: Ask the Bank to put the option of charging the bank account automatically for the loan every month. You can save 600 ISK every month. It's not a lot, but still, something is better than nothing. 5. RSK Paper It cost us 1.500 ISK to register our company at the Icelandic tax office. You will then receive a tax card number for your company. My advice would be to request your accountant to do it. 6. Tasting every restaurant or check your competitors We went to every Indian restaurant and tried the food. This was done to check out the setup and see what we can do even better in our business. Always go and check the market before you start something. 7. Company Posters You need to get a Company Board. If you are planning to open a restaurant business, you can get this money paid back to you by a soda company. You have to sell their products in your establishment in return. They would also provide you with refrigerators. They have a certain budget, and you can use it for the company promotion stuff/clothing/etc. Please remember that these boards are expensive; please check carefully before placing the final order. 8. Food License Certificate I will create a special article on this subject, but would like to tell you now that you need to make a few decisions here. The food license costs 160,000 ISK, and it's for ten years. Example: Would you sell alcohol? (Different license) Selling cigarettes (Different license) Please have the following things ready(minimum): Temperature measure for every refrigerator Cleaning program Oil change Laundry program Allergy list for the food Chemicals used in the building How to clean the chimney procedure Pest control Website running Every box should be marked, explaining what it contains. 9. Buying the equipment Please buy the types of equipment that you need. In excitement, especially chefs, tend to buy more than is needed. The biggest problem you could have is space. Make sure your place has ample room for the guests. 10. KISS (Keep It, Super Simple) A lot of ideas would be running in your head. Always remember you can't do everything alone. Make sure you find the right team to assist you along the journey. Don't try to make the business complicated, or it could finish before it starts. Always think, what if you are not there, can this business still run on AUTOPILOT mode. 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