Marginal employment

Since 2013, newly established marginal employment relationships have also invariably been subject to compulsory pension contributions. Generally speaking, it is possible to apply for an exemption from the statutory pension insurance scheme so that contributions can be paid to our Pension Fund instead. In 2020, the rate of contribution stands at 18.6%. Of this, the employer pays a share of 15% and the employee 3.6% (2020 figures). If you are working under a marginal employment contract, you can also request a general exemption from the obligation to pay into a pension insurance scheme. In such cases, your employer will only make a flat-rate contribution to the statutory pension insurance scheme. More information can be found online at