Employment contract

According to German law, an employment contract is a contract under private law between two contracting parties to establish an employment relationship. The employment contract governs the rights and obligations of the employee and the employer.

Before you start a new job, you should insist on a written employment contract.

It’s important to take a few points into consideration.

  • What does the employment contract govern?
  • How should the activity be described in the employment contract?
  • How is the trial period governed?
  • How are holidays managed?
  • What periods of notice are stated in the employment contract?
  • What is the remuneration and is it in accordance with labour law?