With the registration you register your official residence in Germany. This is done at the Bürgerdienste.
The rights and obligations of employees are precisely regulated in Germany. We have compiled an overview of important questions here.
Qualifications and diplomas are important in Germany. If you have certificates from your home country, you can have them translated and recognised. If you have no qualifications, take advantage of the opportunity to take part in qualification courses! Our interactive Map provides an overview on counseling opportunities.
In most jobs you earn at least 9,82 € / hour gross. That is the minimum wage in Germany. There are exceptions, for example, in the area of agriculture, as well as with newspaper/packet delivery companies.
Payment is usually made by bank transfer. Depending on the agreement, this happens in the middle or at the end of the month.
All companies are legally obliged to register their employees with the authorities. Otherwise there is a risk of high penalties. The company needs the employee to provide among other things: Identity card / passport, registration, tax-ID, health insurance – if available.
It is possible to work either for a short or for a long time legally.
A written employment contract must be signed between the company and the employee within the shortest possible time. In any case, the contract must contain information about the duration of the employment and the salary.
In Germany there are strict rules for occupational health and safety. Depending on the industry, it may be necessary to wear protective clothing. Also very important: understand warning signs!
Yes. If you’re late, you may miss your chance or lose your job.
Employees have the right to take breaks. It should be clarified in advance when breaks are and they should be adhered to.
One should always write down when and how much work was done. As a rule, a maximum of 10 hours (+ breaks) is worked.
Yes, in the event of illness the employee is obliged to notify the employer in good time by telephone.
Risks you take when working illegally:
Various institutions in Siegen provide information and counseling services on job training and work. Here is an overview.