Is it true that in Germany an employee cannot be terminated under any circumstance? Is the administrative burden for employers in Germany really so extensive? Are employees forbidden to work on Sundays? Do all employees in Germany have a company car? Are works councils always a headache?
These and many others are common questions and prevailing myths that are regularly raised by our international clients, who are often apprehensive of German employment law.
Even though Germany’s employment laws provide for a high level of employee protection, it is not as inaccessible as you might fear.
The German Employment Team invites you to a series of bi-monthly webinars on Employment Essentials in Germany to help you avoid the most common pitfalls, and to give you a general understanding of critical aspects of German employment law.
Next session: Wages and remuneration
We will cover a general overview on the German minimum wage, equal pay as well as remuneration in general and will then focus on specifics under German law that we deem most relevant in our experience with international clients:
- How to calculate remuneration during holidays or sick leave?
- Do special circumstances such as the current Covid pandemic allow to cut salaries or at least bonuses?
- Are there voluntary benefits in Germany?
- Is it possible to pay discretionary bonuses?
- How to deal with performance bonuses?
In a combination of general legal principles and practical examples, we will guide you through the most common topics and issues that we experience with international clients.
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