Which working conditions apply if there is no written contract?
If the employer does not forward you a written contract of employment, then the general statutory regulations apply. Provisions from a collective agreement may also apply if these are binding on all employment relationships in your industry or in your company.
The general statutory requirements include legal minimum standards which apply to all contracts of employment and to which all companies must adhere (e.g. holiday entitlement of at least four weeks per year and minimum wage).
The regulations which apply to your personal employment relationship can be clarified by checking with a Fair Integration advice centre (e.g. based on wage slips and other information relating to the employment relationship).
IMPORTANT: If it comes to a dispute, then verbal agreements cannot generally be proven.
For this reason it is always better if you have a written contract of employment. The Fair Integration advice centre is happy to provide you with information about your rights and options.
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