Fixed-term contracts are popular in Germany. Employers use them for flexible staff planning, such as an extended trial period and often – especially in the international context – to comply with internal personnel guidelines. But there are different restrictions to respect and some golden rules for employers to respect. When this legislative proposal is finalized, the existing lease termination provisions, which will come into force before the new law comes into force, will remain in effect. The imputation of the written form remains unchanged and must be respected in order to avoid the possibility of termination in the event of the sale of the property. Therefore, the careful preparation of the lease and all modifications remains important. If the bill were to come into force in its current form, buyers would also have to keep in mind the three-month period and thus verify police errors. The purpose of this scheme was to protect the purchaser of the property who, when acquiring the property, automatically assumes all rights and obligations arising from the lease by law. The buyer should therefore be able to assess the extent of the rights and obligations assumed by verifying the written lease. For the sake of completeness: fixed-term employment contracts with a valid reason within the meaning of the TzBfG, for example.
B Fixed-term parental leave or fixed-term project work contracts are also subject to Rule 1 above. There are also other restrictions on valid fixed-term employment contracts, which we can cover in a later article. As mentioned above, the violation of the golden rules is usually the establishment of a permanent and protected (!) The employment law can often only be terminated with severance pay. This is why compliance with the golden rules is of the utmost importance. No. 4 – Total fixed-term term term does not exceed two years According to paragraph 14, paragraph 2, first sentence, 1 TzBfG, fixed-term employment contracts cannot be concluded for a period of more than two years. Longer conditions are not valid. Once you have accepted your new position, your employer will present you with an employment contract (employment contract) covering all the details of your employment contract.