Jobs in Germany: what the employment contract looks like

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If you have already signed up for Lucicosm Mediere Suceava for jobs in Germany, in this article you will find out what an employment contract looks like, what it should contain and what it promises you.

Lucicosm Mediere is a labor force placement company in Germany with over 10 years of activity in the field. We provide you with legal jobs, so the employment contract is an obligation.

As you would expect, the employment contract differs to some extent from the one in Romania, but the most important details can be found there.

German labor law, together with their constitution, provides equal rights and obligations for all employees of a company, regardless of their nationality, religion or gender. This means that, whether you are a German citizen or not, your rights are equal to those of other employees. Therefore, unequal and differential treatment can be claimed at any time.

One of the good news of 2021 is that the German state has planned to increase the minimum wage to 9.60 euros / hour. Sure, there are certain areas where salaries are much higher, but the good part is that you can’t earn less than 9 euros per hour, legally speaking.

Like any other contract, the one in Germany is concluded on the basis of the voluntary agreement of the two parties. The minimum age for employment in Germany is 15 years, but the employment of minors is done only with the consent of the parents.

Did you sign up for jobs in Germany? Here’s what your contract should contain

For starters, we remind you that it is very important to read whatever you sign. Signing a document brings with it a number of responsibilities and obligations that you need to agree on and know about. If the contract is in German, you can always ask for the support of the Lucicosm Mediere team for a full understanding of your obligations.

The employment contract is concluded, as always, in two copies. The employer is obliged to hand over a copy to the future employee. As in the case of any contract, the employment contract must also contain the employer’s address, the name of the company, the place where the activity takes place, the name of your position and the obligations and rights you have. Also in the employment contract you can find the program you have, the salary, the date of payment of the salary and the type of employment contract.

What you need to find in an employment contract in Germany

Salary (lohn). In the employment contract you will receive you will also find your salary. It can be added in the amount per hour or per month. The date on which you will receive the money is also stated in the contract.

Probationary period (if any) and contract period. In the employment contract you will find the exact date on which your activity begins and the date on which it ends. Also there you will find details about the trial period, if there is one.

Working hours. In Germany, as in Romania, the working time is 8 hours a day. However, there are cases where employees can work longer, up to 12 hours a day. This is written in the contract and of course you will be paid for overtime.

Legal break in Germany

The employer is obliged to offer a break of at least 15 minutes, if you have a schedule of more than 6 hours a day. Depending on the number of hours worked, you can have a break of one hour a day plus other short breaks every few hours. If you end up working at night, then the law requires the employer to give you a bonus. The same happens if you work on public holidays or Sundays.

In the employment contract you must also find details related to rest or medical leave, depending on the case.

A legal employment contract contains all these details. As you know, Lucicosm Mediere offers you transparent and relevant information about your activity in Germany.

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If you signed up for Lucicosm Mediere in Suceava, but you don't know what awaits you at work in Germany, then we invite you to enter our blog and discover how a day's work takes place in Germany.

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