working conditions in germany

working conditions in germany

Working Conditions

  • Usual working time in Germany: 38-40 hours per week.
  • Holidays: At least 4 weeks per year.
  • The following days are general holidays: 1st of January, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day (1st May), Ascension Day, Whit Monday, German Unity Day (3rd October), 25th and 26th of December. Most of the federal states have some additional holidays.
  • It depends on your contract if overtime is disbursed or can be compensated.
  • Look at our salary section which salary you can expect.
  • The following information must be written in your work contract: Name of employer and employee, start date of the contract, duration of the contract (fixed-term contract), place of work, salary, working time, holidays, term of notice.

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