Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Overview: The German Government has extended the time limits for â€˜minimal employmentâ€™ in the form of short-term employment to a maximum duration of five months or 115 days.
Previously, the limits were three months or 70 days.
â€˜Minimal employmentâ€™ describes employment where the monthly income does not exceed 450 Euros. Employees and employers in these cases do not have to pay a number of social security contributions.
The policy is intended to avoid problems with seasonal work, particularly in the agricultural sector as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Full details here: https://www.bmas.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Informationen-Corona/sozialschutz-paket.html#doc866034bodyText10