Labour law

Working on holiday

The purpose of annual leave is to recuperate and maintain one's working capacity. Is it allowed to work during this time?
As an employee, you have a minimum entitlement of 24 days of holiday per year (for a 6-day week). More and more people are coming up with the idea of using this time to earn extra money. Is that allowed?   . . . > > >
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Regulation of working hours

Explanations and definitions of working time
In Germany, the average working time for a full-time job is between 37.5 and 40 hours per week. Almost everything concerning working hours is regulated by the Working Hours Act. Sundays and public holidays In most industries, Sundays and public holidays are   . . . > > >
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Occupational safety and health

Occupational safety is in the interest of the company and its employees
Safety at work is an important topic that is unfortunately often neglected. What does occupational safety mean? Care must be taken to ensure that the health and safety of employees are endangered as little as possible.   . . . > > >
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Special wage and salary payment

What do you have to pay attention to in the case of special payments?
In addition to the regular monthly salary, one can receive different special payments from the employer. These include, for example, Christmas and holiday bonuses, which could be equivalent to a 13th and 14th month's salary. There are also turnover shares, bonuses for certain achievements and/or for length of service and more. Right to special payments: One is   . . . > > >
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Leave for employees

Rights and obligations around the holiday
For many people, a holiday is the best time of the year. You want to really savour this time and relax. However, sometimes there are uncertainties about the holiday regulations and the rights and obligations of employees and employers. Today we want to take up a few things that more often lead to disputes. The amount of holiday entitlement   . . . > > >
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Sickness on the job - rights and duties

If you cannot work due to illness, there are some formalities to be observed
An illness can affect anyone. Sometimes you are only a little ill, sometimes you are so ill that you are unable to work. This means that you can no longer fulfil your obligation to provide your labour to the company where you are employed. What do you have to bear in mind when you fall ill? Obligations of the employee in case of illness First of all   . . . > > >
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What about the part-time job?

This is what you have to bear in mind if you want to have a part-time job
Many people have one or even several part-time jobs. For many employed people, the income from a regular job is not enough to secure their own life or that of their family. What do you have to consider when taking on a part-time job? Permission for a part-time job In most cases, such a job must be approved by the employer.   . . . > > >
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Minijob with child

There are a few things you should keep in mind when taking a mini-job
Those who cannot or do not want to work full time for family reasons, for example because of the children, like to take a mini-job to supplement the household budget a little. What does "mini-job" mean? In a so-called mini-job (marginal employment), the regular monthly remuneration may not exceed 450 euros, i.e. a total of no more than   . . . > > >
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The child is sick - what to do?

Time off work due to illness of the child
Can I take time off work when my child is sick? If the child is sick, a legally insured parent can and is allowed to take up to 10 working days off per year. Which conditions   . . . > > >
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Parents' rights

Parents' rights on the job
Even if you have children, you want or need to work. Women in particular know how difficult it is to cope with the double and triple burden of raising children, household chores and work. The children have to be looked after during the school holidays, day-care centres have to be closed, and especially small children have to be taken care of.   . . . > > >
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Form for the termination of the employment relationship

What is important for a formally correct termination?
Whether you want to end the employment relationship yourself or your employer wants or needs to part with you - certain forms must be observed and adhered to by both sides. First of all, notices of termination must always be in writing. This is simply to ensure the effectiveness of the termination in accordance with § 623 of the German Civil Code (BGB). Likewise, the letter must be signed in person by the person or persons who are also authorised to do so. The written form is not deemed to have been complied with if the notice of termination is sent by e-mail, SMS, fax or e-mail.   . . . > > >
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Pregnant - rights and duties

Pregnancy and work - What should I bear in mind?
When must an expectant mother inform the employer of her pregnancy? There is no binding legal regulation on this. Nor is the form of notification formally mandatory (verbal, by telephone or in writing). The Maternity Protection Act merely states that an existing pregnancy should be communicated after becoming aware of it. However, there is no doubt that in order to protect one's own interests, the pregnancy should be   . . . > > >
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Reasons for terminating the employment relationship

Different forms of termination
The termination of an employment relationship is a complex issue that we would like to deal with only in general terms here. The first major classification is, of course, according to who gave the notice: the employer or the employee. For the job search, we present one of our   . . . > > >
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The Equal Pay Act

Have you ever heard of the "Equal Pay Act"? According to press reports, this law will be approved by the Bundestag in the second half of 2015 and will come into force in 2016. Among other things, an "equality index" will be anchored in this law, in which the most important criteria for the equality of women in companies and public authorities will be recorded. Gender equality issues have been dealt with throughout Europe for years; the "Study for the development of the basic structure of a Gender Equality Index" commissioned by the EU    . . . > > >
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Minimum wage in case of illness

There are some gaps in the Minimum Wage Act, which has been in force since 1 January 2015. For example, the Minimum Wage Ordinance did not specify what the situation is regarding continued payment of wages in the event of illness. An employee of a training and further education company had gone to court because her employer was of the opinion,   . . . > > >
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