Sudden loss of job

During the corona pandemic, many professionals lost their jobs. Due to the lockdown, many companies are generating lower sales and are therefore cutting jobs. This is also evident in the district of Tübingen: a total of exactly 4527 people were affected by unemployment here in October 2020. This is 38.1% more than in the previous year. Among them are 479 refugees. If someone loses his or her job, he or she can apply for unemployment benefits. To do so, one must first immediately register with the employment agency as a job seeker. Depending on how long you worked before losing… Read More

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It’s worth applying for a tax return

As a rule, anyone who works in Germany has to pay taxes. The employer pays these taxes directly to the tax office. For many people it is worth filing a tax return every year. Then, for example, they can inform the tax office of their costs for training, for the home office or for transportation to work. They can even apply to claim a flat rate for tax relief. The tax office then calculates whether someone will get money back. Of the 25.5 million people who were not self-employed in Germany in 2016, 13.7 million filed a tax return for… Read More

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An increasing number of migrants are setting up companies

Whether it’s a tailor’s shop, hairdresser’s, grocery shop or pharmaceutical start-up: people with a migrant background have an entrepreneurial spirit. This is the result of a study conducted by the state-owned development bank KfW. It collects data on business start-ups every year. According to the study, migrants* established about one in four start-ups in 2019 – 160,000 of 605,000 start-ups in total. Around one third of the migrants who set up their own businesses did not necessarily want to become self-employed. The trigger for the so-called emergency start-ups was their significantly worse chances on the labour market. Moreover, 19 percent… Read More

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The Tübinger Tafel needs drivers

The Tübinger Tafel saves food from being thrown away and gives it away for little money. It is given to people with a BonusCard from the district of Tübingen. These foods are collected from supermarkets, bakeries and manufacturers in and around Tübingen, among others. The Tafel is looking for drivers for this. Once a week, drivers will provide four to seven hours of voluntary, meaning unpaid, driving time. Since Corona, they are not just sending one vehicle with three people. On collection tours, the Tafel must send a refrigerated sprinter and an escort vehicle with two people. Interested parties can… Read More

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The Tübinger Tafel needs drivers

The Tübinger Tafel saves food from being thrown away and gives it away for little money. It is given to people with a BonusCard from the district of Tübingen. These foods are collected from supermarkets, bakeries and manufacturers in and around Tübingen, among others. The Tafel is looking for drivers for this. Once a week, drivers will provide four to seven hours of voluntary, meaning unpaid, driving time. Since Corona, they are not just sending one vehicle with three people. On collection tours, the Tafel must send a refrigerated sprinter and an escort vehicle with two people. Interested parties can… Read More

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Paid time for education

To be successful at work, one should educate oneself further. Employees in Baden-Württemberg are generally entitled to educational time (educational leave). The employer continues to pay their wages or salaries during this time. The entitlement to educational leave only applies if the employees have been employed in a company for at least twelve months. You can take up to five days off every year, less if you work part-time. Apprentices or students at dual universities in Baden-Württemberg are entitled to five days of educational leave during their entire training or study period. Anyone wishing to continue their professional education must… Read More

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Longer work days for people working from home

Due to Covid-19, many people currently work from home. A collaboration between researchers from the Harvard Business School and the New York University now discovered that, on average, these people work 48.5 minutes more each day than before the pandemic. For their study, the researchers looked at the digital working patterns of 3.1 million people from a few thousand companies, which are located in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Not only has the work day gotten longer for many people, but the working methods have also adapted: The researchers found that there are more e-mails being send internally,… Read More

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Holiday jobs for young students

their pocket money during the summer holidays can apply for a holiday job. The following rules should be observed when working: Working hours should not exceed eight hours per day. A maximum of 40 hours with five days in a week is allowed. Working hours may only take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. There are, however, deviations for young people aged 16 and over. There must be a break of at least 30 minutes if the working time is between four and a half to six hours, and 60 minutes if work exceeds six hours. No dangerous or… Read More

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Special regulation for sick leave via telephone has ended

Starting June 1st, anyone who wants to get a sick leave needs to go to the doctor office again. This means that the special regulation has officially ended and a physical examination is once again necessary to assess the inability to work. However, Josef Hecken, Chairman of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), emphasized that anyone suspecting an infection with the coronavirus should still contact a doctor via telephone. The special regulation for sick leave via telephone was designed to relieve the burden on doctors and to protect employees during the Corona pandemic. It had already been extended by the G-BA… Read More

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