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Germany

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Overview

Currency

€ The Euro

WORKING HOURS

36-40 hours / week

PUBLIC/BANK HOLIDAYS

9 days per year

CAPITAL

Berlin

LANGUAGE

German

REMOTE WORKERS

9.9 million

MINIMUM HOURLY SALARY

€9.35

TAX YEAR

1st Jan - 31st Dec

DATE FORMAT

DD / MM / YYYY

MISCLASSIFICATION PENALTIES

Fines between €30,000 - €500,000 plus up to 5 years imprisonment and personal liability for each employee's social contributions.

FUN FACT

There are over 300 different kinds of bread and 1,000 types of sausages in Germany.