What is a mini job and what is special about them?
In a mini job you are permitted to earn a maximum of €450. Relatively few hours are therefore worked per month. For example, as a mini job worker, you are permitted to work for a maximum of 48.12 hours per month if you are earning the statutory minimum wage of €9.50. The mini job is also referred to as “marginal employment”. As an employee in a mini job, you are not required to pay any social security or income tax contributions. This means you receive all of the wage. You pay only a minimal amount towards pension. This is unless you release yourself from the insurance obligation in the statutory pension insurance scheme. The employer, however, makes specific social insurance and tax contributions for the employment of the employee.