Employment Contract

The standard text employment contract consists of five parts:

  • the introductory notes on the use of the standard employment contract, which should be read in advance to ensure comprehension,
  • instructions for use of Mobile Working Agreement,
  • the employment contract,
  • side Agreement on Mobile Work
  • and the data protection information sheet

The standard document employment contract as well as the instructions for use and the information on data protection do not claim to be complete and do not constitute legal or tax advice or can replace such advice.

Neither the German Standards Setting Institute nor its associates or the members of the preparatory working group or the law firms or companies to which the members of the working group belong or which they represent shall be liable for the accuracy and/or completeness of the documents provided.

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Working Group Employment Contract

From May to September 2019, the working group of the German Standards Setting Institute (GESSI) dealt with the creation of a standard document on the subject of employment contracts. As with the standard text on the convertible loan and term sheet, Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland and Bundesverband Deutsche Startups (Federal Association of German Startups) appoint equal numbers of members to the working group in order to ensure a balance of interests between investors and companies and to contribute as many empirical values as possible to the working group.

The legal leadership of the working group was assumed by the law firm Greenberg Traurig (GT) Germany. The members of the working group as of June 10, 2019 in alphabetical order:

Martin Giese, Business Angel and Managing Director at XPRENEURS incubator for high-tech start-ups
Dr. Ute Günther,  Business Angels Deutschland (BAND)
Dr. Roland Kirchhof, Business Angels Deutschland (BAND)
Mathias Meier, Business Angel, WM Business Consulting, Tübingen
Konradin Pleul, special lawyer for labor law [CM1] / counsel at Greenberg Traurig LLP
Dr. Kara Preedy, LL.M., Lic.dr., special lawyer for labor law[CM2] / partner at Greenberg Traurig LLP
Till Manuel Saur , Osborne Clarke (lead law firm at GESSI work group convertible loan)
Sascha Schubert, Board member at Bundesverband Deutscher Startups
Romina Sievert