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also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to penalties. Deel lets you can hire employees in
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Currency: Euro (EUR)
Official language: German
Payroll Cycle: Monthly
In Germany, employees are entitled to 20 days of paid holiday a year. However, It is common practice to grant 5 or even 6 weeks of annual paid leave.
Additional regional holidays may also apply.
The individual income tax depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc. The average ranges up to 45%
19.33% of employee salary
There are no specific rules governing the language for employment contracts as long as the employee understands the contract language. Bilingual wording is recommended for employees without the relevant language skills. Contracts must be in writing and detail certain aspects of employment including the start date, place of work, job role, remuneration, holiday entitlement, notice period and any reference to applicable collective bargaining agreements.
The maximum probation period is 6 months.
The Minimum Wage is EUR 1,584 per month.
An average working week is considered to be 38-40. Workdays are typically 8 hours and should not exceed 10 hours. There is a statutory maximum of 48 work hours per week as average in any 6-month period.
Bonuses are common but care should be taken to ensure clear and objective language in the contract or an addendum to the contract
Parents are entitled up to 3 years of Parental leave, which is paid by the government for 12months, it can reach to 14 months if the other parent accepts a pay cut up to 67% of their net pay. An additional 24 months of unpaid parental leave possible with full protection of the workplace and right to return to work.
Employees are entitled to receive the full remuneration from their employer for up to six weeks of sickness, subject to certain conditions. Afterwards they can apply for sick pay with the statutory (or voluntary private) health insurance for up to 72 weeks.
Dismissal for a serious cause subject to certain conditions is allowed. However, a justification for dismissal must exist otherwise the employee can challenge the dismissal in court.Severance costs are generally 0.5 months’ salary for each year worked. Additionally, any not taken holidays must be paid out upon termination.
In Germany, the notice period highly varies and is based on the length of the labor relationship, the minimum is 2 weeks' notice and after 20 years of employment it can reach 7 months' notice.
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