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Everything you need to know to hire compliantly in Germany

Employer of Record (EoR) in Germany

Employment contracts in Germany

Payroll and benefits in Germany

Leaves and time off in Germany

Employee protection in Germany

End of employment in Germany

Recent developments in Germany

We know it can be tough to keep up with all the changes in labour laws and regulations. That’s why we make it our priority to stay updated on these changes, so you don’t have to. Here are some recent developments you need to know as an employer:

Whistleblower Protection Act

Employers with over 50 employees are required to establish internal reporting offices by December 17, 2023, in accordance with the new Whistleblower Protection Act.

Data protection

Smaller companies and voluntary associations now have relaxed requirements for appointing a company data protection officer, in compliance with the “Second Data Protection Adaptation and Implementation Act EU.” They are mandated to have a company data protection officer if 20 individuals are regularly involved in processing personal data, an increase from the previous requirement of 10 individuals.

Working time recording

Due to a recent ruling, employers in Germany are now required to accurately record all working hours and rest periods for occupational health and safety purposes.

Electronic certificates of incapacity to work

Starting January 1, 2023, electronic certificates of incapacity to work will replace paper certificates. The health insurers will notify employers electronically of employees’ inability to work upon request.

Immigration law

The immigration process for skilled workers from third countries outside the EU/EEA has been made more accessible. This provides opportunities for highly skilled professionals and those with recognised vocational training to access the German labour market.

Employer of Record in Germany

Hiring and managing global talent can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.

When you partner with a global EoR solution provider like CXC, you don’t have to worry about the administrative and HR side of engaging workers — and you don’t need a legal presence there either.

Read our full guide to learn how to compliantly onboard and engage workers in Germany

Employment contracts in Germany

If you’re keen on hiring workers in Germany, you need to make sure your employment contracts are compliant and legally enforceable. Explore our comprehensive guide to gain insights on how to draft compliant employment contracts in Germany.

We’ll talk about:

Contract terms
Fixed-term contracts and extensions
Regulations around remote work

Payroll and benefits in Germany

When it comes to attracting top talent in Germany, understanding what they look for in an employer goes beyond just knowing the laws and customs. It’s also about understanding their expectations around compensation and benefits.

Take a deep dive into our complete guide to learn everything you need to know about compliantly paying workers in Germany.

Leaves and time off in Germany

From public holidays to parental leave, you need to understand when your employees have the right to paid time off in Germany. Read our full guide to find out everything you need to know.

We’ll cover:

Leave policy in Germany
Common non-statutory leaves
Maternity leave and more

Employee protections in Germany

Employees in Germany are entitled by law to certain protections — and you need to know about them as an employer to mitigate potential legal and financial risks. Read our detailed guide to find out what you need to know about employee protections in Germany.

We’ll talk about:

Whistleblower protections and data privacy
Equal treatment for temporary agency workers
Anti-discrimination laws and more

End of employment in Germany

Every working relationship comes to an end — and it’s important to handle this transition with care. Read on to gain practical insights on establishing compliant offboarding process for workers in Germany.

We’ll cover:

Notice period
Rules around termination
Post-termination restraints and more

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