Capital: Berlin

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Payroll Cycle: Monthly

Paid Holidays: 20 days per year

National: Between 10-13 days

Employer Cost: About 32.6 percent of employee salary

General Taxation: Employer Taxes - 19.45%, Employee Taxes - 19.33%


Working hours: 8 hours per day, 4 hours per week.

Probation Period: The probation period is set within the collective agreements, however, the common practice in Germany is to have a probation period for 6 months.

Minimum Wage: 1,664.00 € gross per month.


Termination: Can be terminated by any party at will. Most commonly the notice period is 2 weeks but depending on the length of the labour relationship it can be extended.

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