I am working as an International research assistant (in a University Library) in Germany. A startup (based in London) asked me to work as a research consultant (kind of a freelancer, 5-10 hours per week). I am working full time 40 hours and also doing a part-time PhD 4 hours per week (not being paid). My employer gave official permission for doing the part-time PhD.
I wanted to get involved as a research consultant because we exchange data and technology. As per the EU regulations, there is a limit of a maximum of 48 hours per week.
I have two questions-
- Can I work two jobs (full-time and freelancer) in Germany and the UK?
- How does the employer check the exact number of the working hours across Germany and London?
Please share your opinion.