Tribunal Decision – BWLH Reviews

Dear readers,   as an international law firm, we are constantly in contact with the tribunal judiciary system in Germany and worldwide. Law is our passion and Law is what we want to talk about. In this regard, we are glad to present you our new project: Tribunal Decision – BWLH Reviews.  Our team is reviewing each …

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We are delighted to inform you, that our law firm team has just welcomed new talented attorneys and office members! A warm welcome and lots of good wishes on becoming part of our growing team. Congratulations and on behalf of all the members. We are all happy and excited about your inputs and contribution to our …

Reference certificate free sample

Reference certificate   Introduction Personal data and length of employment relationship Job Description Workplace, position and competencies of the employee Performance Evaluation Mrs. … / Mr. … has always done the tasks assigned to him / her to our absolute satisfaction. (Very good) Mrs. … / Mr. … has always done the tasks assigned to …

Termination agreement related to an employment contract

Template This is only a template of an employment termination agreement and shall be modified and adapted to your situation and needs. Termination Agreement Between the <Employer > and <Employee> § 1 Consensual termination of the employment relationship The parties agree that the employment relationship terminates by mutual agreement as requested by the employer on …

Warning letter under German labour law

Template This is only a template of a notice of warning and shall be modified and adapted to your situation and needs. <Sender> <Recipient> Notice of Warning <Date> Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. <Surname>, We unfortunately have to communicate you that we are aware of the following: <Description of the misconduct> By doing so, you have violated an …

Employment references

Job references Employees and freelance employees are entitled to a certificate called in Germany “Zeugnis”. The prerequisite is a permanent employment relationship so that the assessor has enough time to recognize the professional and personal qualities of the employee. Person entitled to issue the reference certificate „Zeugnis“  The only person entitled to issue the reference …

Holiday and leave entitlement in German labour law

The leave entitlement is regulated by the employment contract. The tariff regulations apply. According to the German Federal Leave Act, an employee is entitled to at least four weeks’ leave per year. This is equivalent to 24 working days or 20 working days for a 5-days week. However, the employee must first acquire his days …

Salary under German labour law (without minimum remuneration)

The amount of an employee´s wage (remuneration, salary) is agreed between the employee and the employer before the beginning of the employment. The earned income is stated in the employment contract. Otherwise the tariff or company regulations apply. Holiday pay and Christmas bonuses Holiday pays or Christmas bonuses are “gratifications” from the employer. These allowances …

Time limit of the employment contract

The employer may limit the employment contract to two years, in case of a new employment relationship. Limitation Conditions The following conditions must be respected for shorter time limits: The company has only temporary needs for work. The employee is hired following an education or study. This facilitates the transition to subsequent employments. It is …