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 regulates the rights and obligations of both employee and employer. Before you start a new job, you should insist on a written employment contract.

You should pay attention to a number of points.

  • What does the employment contract govern?
  • How is the activity being described in the employment contract?
  • How is the trial period structured?
  • How are holidays arranged?
  • What are the notice periods contained within the employment contract?
  • What is the pay and is it compliant with employment law?