Employment Contract

What are my rights and duties?

Finding the proper job can be tedious- but it is fabulous when you finally get a "yes" from a company you like. Before you sign the contract and start to work, you should examine the proposed employment agreement thoroughly.

What do I need to know?

What is the difference between a fixed-term and a permanent contract?

Am I entitled to a written employment contract?

What is a collective agreement ("Tarifvertrag")?

How high is the minimum wage for my job?

How long may I work per day?

Am I entitled to a break?

Do I have to work overtime?

Do I have to do all the tasks my superiors demand?

Do I have a right to vacation?

Where can I seek advice and support?


Read your employment contract thoroughly before signing it. If you are uncertain, seek help from friends or visit a counselling centre. You can search for a councelling centre nearby at faire-integration.de