|Tuesday||Jan-01||New Year's Day|
|Sunday||Jan-06||Three Kings' Day||Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt|
|Friday||Apr-19||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|Monday||Apr-22||Easter Monday||Monday after Easter Sunday|
|Thursday||May-30||Ascension Day||Himmelfahrt. 40 days after Easter|
|Monday||Jun-10||Whit Monday||7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday|
|Thursday||Jun-20||Corpus Christi||Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland|
|Thursday||Aug-15||Assumption Day||Bavaria, Saarland|
|Thursday||Oct-03||German Unity Day||Celebrated on October 3rd|
|Thursday||Oct-31||Day of Reformation||Several states|
|Friday||Nov-01||All Saints' Day||Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland|
|Wednesday||Nov-20||Repentance Day||Saxony. Wednesday before November 23|
|Thursday||Dec-26||St. Stephen's Day||Second day of Christmas|
Except for German Unity Day, public holidays in Germany are determined by the federal states.
Holidays that fall on a weekend are not observed on a weekday instead.
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The minimum wage is 1,473 EUR. ($1728.63)
Full time work is considered 40 hours weekly.
› First pillar: mandatory state pension insurance (gesetzliche
Rentenversicherung). This is part of the basic social security system.
All employees and employers pay a percentage of salaries into this
system (about 9.5% dependent on the region).
› Second pillar: voluntary occupational pension insurance.
› Third pillar: private insurance.
Common practice for private insurance is monthly employee
contribution of up to 4% their gross salary and employer contribution
of 4% of the gross salary by standard plus half the percentage of the
employee’s contribution (maximum 6% employer contribution in
Employers contribute 20.55% of workers wages. Employees contribute 19.37% of their salary.
Must notify the employee with a written notice 4 weeks prior. If the employee has been in the company for over 20 years, the termination notification period becomes 7 months.
Advance notice must be minimum 4 weeks.
Half month of the regular wages are paid for every year the employee was in the company.
Employees are entitled to a minimum of 24 days leave, however 30 is common.
Employee is entitled to 6 weeks of paid sick days. Following, health insurance covers 70% of your last salary until you either return to work or have to retire because of your health.
Mothers are entitled to 6 weeks leave at full pay prior to their child's birth, and eight weeks at full pay after birth. In the case of premature or multiple births, 12 weeks paid leave is permitted.
Leave for both parents fall under the same system of "elternzeit" (parental leave), allowing both mothers and fathers job protection until their child turns 3. This includes step-parent sharing in the child's care.
New parents are entitled to 12-14 months with 67% payments, unpaid leave and job security for up to 3 years (or until child reaches 3).
Salaries are paid on monthly basis, unless stated otherwise in the employment contract, the pay date is the last day of each month.
19% standard rate.
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