Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Germany
Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Germany. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.
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How do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?
Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Germany. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Germany typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent's global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Germany in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.
- Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Germany.
- Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Germany.
- We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Germany.
- The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
Partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), or Employer of Record (EOR), is often more effective, faster and less risky.
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Employer Costs in Germany
Employer costs include Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, and Care Insurance. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.
Employee Income Taxes in Germany
Employee income taxes are deducted at the source in Germany. Income is taxed at progressive rates, which apply to different brackets and at different rates based on whether the employee is single or married.
Working Hours in Germany
Maximum working hours are 48 hrs a week in line with the EU Working Hours Directive. This can’t be waived or extended permanently and set out in the employment contract but can be extended if the Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for this. This would be agreed in a side letter on a case by case basis.
Holidays & Vacation in Germany
Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.
- Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 - New Year's Day (Neujahr)
- Friday, Apr 15, 2022 - Good Friday (Karfreitag)
- Monday, Apr 18, 2022 - Easter Monday (Ostermontag)
- Sunday, May 01, 2022 - Labour Day (Maifeiertag)
- Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Ascension Day (Christi Himmelfahrt)
- Monday, Jun 06, 2022 - Whit Monday (Pfingstmontag)
- Monday, Oct 03, 2022 - National Holiday (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)
- Saturday, Dec 24, 2022 - Christmas Eve (Heiliger Abend)
- Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 - Christmas Day (1. Weihnachtstag)
- Monday, Dec 26, 2022 - Boxing Day (2. Weihnachtstag)
- Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 - New Year's Eve (Silvester)
Sick Leave Entitlement in Germany
The law provides up to 6 weeks of sick leave and sick pay per illness. There is no overall maximum.
Employees must notify their employer immediately if they are sick. If they are off work for more than 3 days, they need to provide a medical certificate.
Parental Leave in Germany
Maternity leave is a minimum of 6 weeks before and at least 8 weeks after birth on full pay. In addition there is parental leave of up to 24 months (taken by one parent) or 28 weeks (if the parents split it). There is no separate paternity leave.
Annual Leave Entitlement in Germany
In Germany the minimum annual leave is 20 working days (i.e. 4 weeks) excluding public holidays, for office workers.
Severance Pay Entitlement in Germany
In Germany severance is not payable as standard. It only applies on redundancy, or in the case of wrongful termination (i.e. the employer doesn’t follow the proper termination process).
Termination in Germany
Employees can be terminated without cause during the first 6 months. After that a cause is required and must be "socially justified". This is extremely hard to prove so mutual settlement agreements are common.
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* These employer costs are subject to frequent updates, and can depend on a variety of employee variables. They are only a ballpark estimate, and the actual figure may be above or below the quoted amount based on a number of variables. These estimates represent a monthly average each year. In some cases, contribution maximums will lead to payments earlier in the year being larger, before being reduced once max is hit. If a 13th and 14th month are applicable, these have been pro-rated into the gross salaries.
Employ the Best Talent, Anywhere in the World
Grow Your Global Team
The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It's important to note that labour laws and regulations in Germany are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We're here to help you every step of the way.