Arbeitsvertrag – 7 things to check first in your Job Contract

Check the following sections in your employment contract before signing it

job contract germany Picture 1. (Source: Jaroslav Plotnikov)


In Germany the applicant usually is given 2 weeks to make a decision. You have two weeks to check with your other potential employers and compare all existing contract proposals.

Everything looks fair and convincing. The salary is correct, the boss has also made a good impression. Why hesitate? This question is particularly difficult when you have to choose between several jobs. But even if it is only about one employer – you would like to be sure that there are no “traps”.

I suggest that the following points be checked very carefully:


“Classic” contract components

The contract may also contain the following points:

As important employee data is usually also being electronically archived today, the employment contract must also contain a data protection declaration specifying which and how personal data will be archived. The employee is responsible for giving his / her agreement.



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26.09.19 ©️ Jaroslav Plotnikov ( All articles )
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