When moving to a new country it is mainly for work purposes. As an expat moving to Germany there are a number of things you should consider and make sure they are listed within your contract. Our checklist provides you the information to offer a flawless career.
- Firstly, you have to make sure that the contract is fully legal within the laws of the country and that the contract is translated into relevant law.
- Make sure that you are entitled to the benefits, pensions, vacation leave, holidays and potentially relocation expenses.
- If you are travelling from a non EU country, keep in mind the currency change of the Euro.
- Be aware of the work arrangements and the employer’s policies.
- In Germany it is illegal not to have a health insurance. Check if the employer covers it for you.
- Job title and job description.
- Date of commencement and termination. (Also check for the notice period)
- If there is a probationary period, be aware for how long.
- Hours per week/month expected from you.
- Overtime pay entitlement.
- Hourly rate or fixed monthly salary.
- Tax provisions
- Tax equalization.
- Any agreements regarding tax between home country and host country.