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Seamless hiring of employees with Parakar in Germany

Hiring employees in Germany involves navigating a complex array of local employment laws, but Parakar’s in-depth HR solutions make entering the German labour market a smooth process. Our expertise in German employment regulations ensures the creation of compliant work contracts and a straightforward approach to the country’s social security system. With Parakar, your venture into Germany’s robust workforce will be both compliant and streamlined.

Confront the intricacies of German work permits, the specifics of the German tax system, and the complexities of employee benefits in Germany with confidence. Parakar is your strategic partner in achieving employment compliance and enhancing your payroll services in Germany. Learn how we can facilitate every step of the hiring process, transforming potential hurdles into stepping stones for success in the German labour market.

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Native HR-experts

Our local HR team has a deep understanding of the local business culture in Germany and fluent language skills to provide you with the right support and service for you expansion needs.

20+ years of experience

Our experience in international business expansion goes beyond 20 years. This experience allows us to help you achieve your business expansion goals in a correct, efficient and compliant manner.

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Germany’s employment framework

The German employment framework requires a comprehensive grasp of its detailed legal structures and formal employment processes. Companies looking to hire in Germany are immediately met with rigorous employment laws that cover aspects ranging from non-discrimination in hiring to the strict criteria for obtaining German work permits. This initial complexity continues into the preparation of meticulous contracts that reflect Germany’s commitment to labour rights, including transparent remuneration and compliance with German termination protections.

This is where the expertise of Parakar becomes invaluable. Specializing in the complexities of German employment law, Parakar eases the intimidating pre-hiring phase, steering businesses through the nuances of legal compliance with expert precision. Our all-encompassing approach ensures that companies fully understand the intricacies of contract creation and regulatory obligations, paving the way for legally solid employment practices in Germany.

The German labour market

The recruitment phase is just the beginning; the German labour market’s systematic nature brings about continuous operational demands. These include complying with the German tax system, managing social security contributions, and staying informed about local employment trends. Each of these critical tasks requires an organized and informed method for maintaining compliant operations.

Parakar stands out by demystifying these complexities and offering structured, strategic business solutions. Our services simplify the post-hiring process, from implementing compliant payroll systems through German payroll services to providing expert advice on employee benefits, ensuring that companies uphold the rigorous standards of German employment legislation. In summary, Parakar’s expertise is essential for businesses that wish to seamlessly integrate and prosper in Germany’s tightly controlled employment environment, turning regulatory demands into opportunities for operational excellence.

Keep in mind

Hiring in Germany:
What to know



Transactions are primarily in Euros (EUR), the standard for all financial dealings.



The one and only official language in Germany is German.


Payroll frequency

Employees commonly receive their payments monthly, a consistent practice across industries.


Public holidays

Each state determines its own public holidays, leading to some variation across the country, typically ranging from 9 to 13 days.


Additional salary provisions

In Germany, additional salary provisions such as a 13th-month salary or a vacation bonus (“Urlaubsgeld”) are not mandatory by law.

Employment facts

Strong protection for employees:

German labour laws provide robust protections for employees. This includes regulations on wrongful termination, where employers must have a justifiable reason for dismissing an employee. Additionally, employees are often represented by works councils and have the right to join unions which can negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

Vacation entitlement:

By law, the minimum vacation entitlement in Germany is 24 working days per year, based on a six-day workweek, which equates to 20 working days for those working a five-day week. However, many employers offer more than this minimum amount, with 25 to 30 days of annual leave being common.

Maternity and parental leave:

German employment law provides for generous maternity protection, with mothers entitled to six weeks of leave before the birth and eight weeks after, at full pay. Furthermore, there is also parental leave (Elternzeit), which allows parents to take time off work until their child’s third birthday, with a guarantee of the same or a similar job upon their return.

Short-time work benefit (Kurzarbeit):

This is a feature of German employment policy that allows companies to reduce employees’ working hours instead of laying them off during economic downturns. The government compensates workers for a significant portion of their lost income. This system has been credited with keeping unemployment rates relatively low during economic crises.

We go the extra mile

We offer comprehensive HR and payroll services that go beyond a local HR department. We aim to reduce the complexity of managing people abroad and ensure that your staff feel at home in Germany. We do this by providing full compliance in all aspects of payroll and HR administration and are 100% familiar with local labour laws and employment regulations.

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Let’s sum this up

Why choose
Parakar for Germany?


Parakar owns a Germany entity and is registered as an employer with the German authorities.


We act up as your employer of record to employ and payroll your employees in Germany.


We offer great management for customized employee benefits.

Navigating the German workforce: A Parakar perspective

Successfully navigating the German employment landscape requires a nuanced understanding of various elements, from mastering German employment laws to the efficient management of German payroll services. Organizations such as Parakar stand out as essential partners in this process, simplifying complex protocols and offering bespoke guidance suited to the needs of international employers.

Adherence to German employment laws and contracts

Entering the German labour market necessitates an in-depth knowledge of the country’s employment regulations. This includes creating work contracts that meet German standards and grasping the legalities involved in the termination of employees in Germany. Without a knowledgeable approach, businesses could face legal hurdles, overshadowing the advantages of Germany’s structured hiring environment.

Navigating administrative complexities

Getting to grips with Germany’s social security framework, securing German work permits, and decoding the nuances of the German tax system are critical to establishing a compliant business operation. Services provided by Parakar are invaluable, offering guidance through these administrative processes, particularly when it comes to comprehending the various categories of German work permits or handling employer tax considerations in Germany.

Optimizing employee management

Managing a workforce in Germany involves providing competitive employee benefits, staying abreast of German labour market trends and statistics, and ensuring precise social security contributions for German workers. Partnering with Parakar to set up payroll for German employees simplifies this intricate process, allowing companies to concentrate on primary business activities while assuring compliance and punctuality in payroll.

In summary, the intricacies of engaging in the German employment market demand a broad, intricate understanding of the local professional environment. This encompasses the legal requirements of work contracts, strategic management of tax and social security matters, and the implementation of best practices in workforce management. With the expertise of navigators like Parakar, international employers are empowered to not only comprehend but also adeptly manage the nuances of hiring and sustaining a workforce in Germany, leveraging the opportunities afforded by this robust labour market.

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