German Employment Contract

Just want to understand the line in the contract - The Employee is a non collective pay scale employee.


And what do you mean by this statement


If and as long as the preconditions for maintaining two households are met, the Company shall

pay to the Employee for the period of the first six

months of employment any proven expenses for

renting accommodation in the vicinity of work up to 1200 euros a month

Hello Hanna123,


Was that contract offered to you for a job in Germany?


Hopefully, someone on this forum can shed some light on this.


Best of luck,


Cheryl

Expat.com team

@Hanna123 The first statement, if translated to German, is a typical one for a German employment contract. It means that your job (and payscale) is not part of a scheme to collectively negotiate and set salary increases between the union and the employer's association. This means you will not automatically get any pay increase - typically you will get none, but are paid more upfront.

The second statement seems very clear to me. Which aspect of it do you need an explanation on?

@beppi its part of relocation expenses. They are giving me accommodation expenses of 1200 euros for first six months- this clause is for that


If and as long as the preconditions for maintaining two households are met, the Company shall pay to the Employee for the period of the first six months of employment any proven expenses for renting accommodation in the in the vicinity of his place of work up to a maximum of 1,200.00 EURO per month. If the preconditions for maintaining two households are not met, the Company shall pay the rental amount for the apartment near the place of work up to a maximum of the above-mentioned amount as a rent allowance (gross payment) for the same period of time.

@Hanna123 This makes no sense: If the preconditions are met, they pay X - and if they are not met, they still pay X. Ask them what they mean!

(In my opinion, this can be replaced with "We pay you X.")

@beppi difference is in regards to taxes I think

It is up to the tax authority, not you or the employer, to decide how any payment is treated with regards to taxation. This is done after your yearly tax declaration.

Hi All, just checking if there is a requirement in Germany for blue card where your master/bachelors degree specialisation needs to match the IT job profile. My masters is in physics and showing on Anabin and my bachelors of science is in computer science specialization. My bachelors certificate just mentions bachelors of science and not the specialisation but my three year marksheets shows computer science as the subject for three years. My college website also shows the BSC computer science and the subjects it covers which is shown in my marksheets. Will my masters & bachelors will both not be considered

Hi All, just checking if there is a requirement in Germany for blue card where your master/bachelors degree specialisation needs to match the IT job profile. My masters is in physics and showing on Anabin and my bachelors of science is in computer science specialization. My bachelors certificate just mentions bachelors of science and not the specialisation but my three year marksheets shows computer science as the subject for three years. My college website also shows the BSC computer science and the subjects it covers which is shown in my marksheets. Will my masters & bachelors will both not be considered
-@Hanna123

I don't think it should be a problem. If they want details they can ask. And one with a degree in say mathematics or physics should be acceptable. They want to see logically related fields of study, it doesn't have to be exact. The problem comes in when one someone is applying in IT but studied something unrelated say like biology, history or anthropology. Another factor is that they are making huge efforts to recruit skilled labor to Germany. Many of the rules for working here and to eventually get German citizenship are proposed to change soon to make it easier and more attractive.

@TominStuttgart my relocation agent is not considering my masters in physics but do I still submit it with blue card application. Also my husband is accompanying me, do I need to fill in seperate form for him

@TominStuttgart my relocation agent is not considering my masters in physics but do I still submit it with blue card application. Also my husband is accompanying me, do I need to fill in seperate form for him
-@Hanna123

Not sure what a relocation agent has to do with anything. They neither make the laws nor decide on the blue card. And I don't know if it is the same form or an additional one for a spouse but one with a blue card not only has the right to bring them along but they are exempt from needing the A1 German test that they would usually need if you only have a standard work visa. Honestly a very good idea for both of you to learn at least some basic German before arrival if possible though. Unless there is an issue of him having a serious criminal record or belonging to a criminal, undemocratic or terrorist organization then there should be no problem.


Like most countries, Germany is not trying to seperate families. Except for short term situations it is expected that spouses and minor children stay together.

@TominStuttgart thank you for the help🙏

Both me & my husband got the Eu blue card & FRV approved and that too in one day. Our appointment was yesterday. Thank you all!!

@Cheryl hello I'm Mukhtiar Singh India Punjab I'm worker me return Dubai muscat Maldives Malaysia my work experience 13 I'm farm worker

@mukhtiarcheema123 Please note that Cheryl is member of the site's technical team and located in Mauritius. I doubt that she can help you in this.

But I can tell you that there is no scope for non-EU agricultural labourers to work in Germany. You may have a chance in other areas, if you can speak German (better than you write English in your post!).