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The onus is on the employer: Entitlement to join workplace pension scheme for new contracts

Posted On March 05, 2019

The next stage of the German Act to Strengthen Workplace Pension Schemes [Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz] is now in force Since January, employees can by law compel their employers to participate in a workplace pension scheme. This provision applies to new contracts signed as of 1 January 2019 and for existing contracts as of 1 January 2022. This […]

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A bit more money at the end of the month: National health insurance contributions spread evenly

Posted On January 30, 2019

Do you have health care insurance in Germany? Then you can look forward to a net increase in your account at the end of January. This is due to the new allocation of the supplemental premium of the statutory health care funds, which is now paid in equal shares by employees and employers as of […]

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Mindestlohn rises in 2019

Posted On December 07, 2018

Mindestlohn – What is that? Have you ever heard about the “Mindestlohn”? The Mindestlohn is a statutory minimum wage. In Germany, it was established on 1st January 2015. The aim was to save employees who work in the so-called “Niedriglohnbereich”. This sector starts in Germany under a wage of €10 gross per hour. Especially affected […]

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Prescriptions, hospitalisation, etc.: how much do I have to pay, and what will the health insurance fund pay?

Posted On October 09, 2018

Getting your medication with a doctor’s prescription from a pharmacy right away, without having to pay for it? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. In many cases, patients in Germany are required by law to pay a mandatory supplement – not only for their medication, but also for treatments at hospitals, personal care at home, […]

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Report: “From university to apprenticeship – vocational education as an alternative to studying”

Posted On September 19, 2018

On Thursday, 13th of September, the KED invited both international and German students to meet representatives of different institutions who work in the field of student counselling, immigration law, vocational and university education and talk with them about a subject that is mostly sensitive to students: What if a drop-out of the university becomes necessary? […]

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Health courses: How to manage stress

Posted On August 23, 2018

Diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and back pain are all so-called widespread diseases. According to the Robert Koch Institute, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for as many as 40% of all deaths. These diseases largely result from stress, lack of exercise and overeating. Those who keep these issues in check and opt for a health-conscious lifestyle can […]

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Sick pay: Protected in any event

Posted On April 09, 2018

People who suffer from a protracted illness do not have to worry about financial security. With the sick pay that patients receive from the statutory health insurance providers, they can focus on the most important thing: recuperation. In the event of illness, employees insured under the statutory health insurance scheme receive continued pay from their […]

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