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Tax law and hiring freelancers in Germany

This question is the counterpart to Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany. What are the laws concerning hiring a freelancer for a short project (for example an international freelancer ...
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Can you be convicted for being a murderer twice?

Germany has this weird specialty¹ in its criminal law's murder paragraph. While most paragraphs say something like “The person who does A is punished with B”, the murder paragraph (“Strafgesetzbuch § ...
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Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany

Is it legally possible for a European (non-German) PhD student/research assistant at a German university (who gets paid according to 75% of the TV-L 13 wage) perform side jobs for international ...
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Can the EU legally mandate the sterilization of a member country? [closed]

To give context so that my question may be better understood and not just disregarded as trolling, I have just read "Germany must Perish!" by author Theodore N. Kaufman. It's a very well-written book, ...
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Storing chat messages in a private database with user consent

The Situation I am currently creating a Telegram bot for me and some friends that stores all chat messages we send in our group chat in a database so that we can retrieve advanced chat statistics. I ...
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Can a family member break into my room and can I take legal actions against it?

Here is the situation. I still live with my family like my brother (we are both of legal age) . We never had a good brother relationship. We always try to avoid each other as best as we can. In the ...
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Roommate breaks into my room. What can I do?

Here is the situation Background: I (19 y/o) am living with a roommate (20 y/o) in one apartment . We don’t have the best roommate relationship, meaning that we barely talk to each other and don’t ...
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Is it mandatory to register a business account at online shops?

I have a small computer business. I order about 5 devices (printers/SSDs/notebooks/...) total for my clients a month in different online stores. On many online stores you can register as private ...
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About BAFoeG Bundesausbildungsgesetz

I have received monthly payments during my university education in Germany for 7 years, until September 1990. I want to know whether the time lapse of now 29 years will be exempting me from paying ...
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Does the EU Blue Card allow to deliberately have 3 months of unemployment between jobs?

I'm from non-EU country and I'm getting a new permanent job in the Germany right now. The contract has the next paragraph: § 18 Post-Contractual Non-Competition/Contractual Penalty (1) For a ...
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Ignore an invoice issued by an internet registration

I have registered for a training which is going to be organized in Germany. The registration was done by a form in which I have mentioned my personal information, my address, and the company I work ...
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Legal status of animals in Germany

How has Germany has dealt with the legal status of animals? What, if any, transition has taken place from a thing to a creature in a legal context? This question is prompted by a sentence found in ...
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I committed a crime against the Weapons Act in Germany - Can I travel there?

I bought a butterfly knife in Poland (where it is legal) and had an overnight stop in Germany. I checked my bags out from the airport that night, then checked them back in the morning. The knife was ...
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What legal charges could I face after this action?

So it seems I might have made a mistake. It was sunday evening and I was hanging out with around 10 people aged between 16 and 26 (rough estimate). At one point I grabbed the phone of one of the ...
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Mass, commercial identification of people appearing in porn

Someone on the Internet claims (I'll call this person "the operator" below): They have crawled around 100TB of data from both mainstream social networking sites, and porn sites with user-generated ...
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Work permit for a US based space and defence company for EU citizen

I'm looking into writing my bachelor thesis at a aerospace company abroad. My question is if there are any special regulation regarding working for a aerospace company, with military contracts, as a ...
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Default notice period in Germany

I work in Germany. I have a permanent job contract. Because of a mistake it doesn't contain a clause about the notice period in case I want to quit. What notice period is applied in this case? I'm a ...
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Innocent until proven guilty in Germany?

My understanding was that German criminal proceedings are "private" (meaning secret, no one is allowed in except participants) and that the accused is assumed to be guilty until proven innocent, which ...
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ARD / ZDF reduced bill or no pay at all

I have many years now "Tinnitus". I have already visited a doctor and he told me that i can use a hearing device or i should do an operation, if things go worse. A friend of mine said that as long i ...
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Can I sign multiple job contracts with different German companies?

I'm from a non-EU country, I have received some Job contracts from Germany. Is it possible to sign them all, so in any case, I will not be without a contract if I lose one? What is the legality ...
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I suffer From PTSD but my Boss may fire me

I suffer from PTSD and depression. I worked as an interpreter in a war zone for 6 years. I can't get enough sleep because of my nightmares. Even if I sleep 12 hours I am still tired. I work in IT in ...
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How can I quickly make a tenant move out of a sold house?

Sold House in Germany in empty condition whitout tenants to a builder who wants to demolish and build a new house. Handover to new owner failed because one tenant still claims to live there. ...
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asked to sign an affidavit even though one can't testify

Imagine one bought something at an online shop. The shop ship it via a common shipping company. The online tracking said it has been delivered to the buyer but one didn't receive it, nor got a notice ...
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'Right to be forgotten' denied due to insufficient identification

I registered for a free online service with fake data while being underage. Years later I request to have the account deleted, using the e-mail address I registered with. However, to identify me as ...
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Do I need permission to use an image from a book from 1942?

The book is On growth and forms by D'arcy Thompson. It was published in 1942 and Thompson died in 1948. Wikipedia uses the image citing public domain. Can I use extracts and images from the book with ...
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Are contracts correct/legal with a wrong Postcode and City?

Last week I signed a contract for a gym membership with the wrong location. I'm not really aware of how contract signing is handled in other countries, but here in Germany it always is a part of it. ...
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Can I refuse to integrate google/Facebook trackers on a website?

I work as front end developer for a company in Germany and regularly get asked to implement trackers in the products. In my opinion it is immoral to sell out your users to tech giants (and probably to ...
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Can I apply for German Citizenship?

My German grandfather had to flee Germany in 1934 as a member of KPD. He died in 1938 in Moscow; a victim of Stalin's Great Terror. His German family was compensated post 1945 for his death which ...
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What is the purpose of a disclaimer like “this is not legal advice”?

If someone who is not a lawyer is giving out legal advice, does it make any difference if they include a disclaimer along the lines of "this is not legal advice"? For the purposes of this question, I ...
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What does it mean for a statute such as § 2 (1) 7 AGG to “apply” but have no legal consequences?

I am in the process of finding out the legal framework surrounding anti-discrimination statutes in German public universities as it pertains to students (not employees of the university as they are ...
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Liability for insurance if electric/water supply installation for a kitchen done by myself in Germany

Do I need to hire a certified electrician/plumber to install water and electricity supply for a kitchen to ensure any following damage is insured by the building/home insurance or can I do it myself ...
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Why the german “Agentur für Arbeit” would oficially support companys acting against german law?

In the comments1 to this answer: Badly designed reimbursement form. What does that say about the company? I had yesterday an discussion where another user claimed by §670 BGB companys are in Germany ...
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Work remotely in a EU country for a non EU company

I am a German citizen permanently living in Germany. Is it legal to be employed by a company located in Mauritius and work 100% remotely without ever visiting Mauritius?
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Is the termination of a contract valid without a confirmation paper?

So I terminated my gym membership about 2 months ago (notice period was 1 month, but I wanted to have it done at that point just to be sure). I handed in the paper personally, because I still worked ...
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Is it legal for employers to ask for social media handles?

is it legal for employers to ask for social media handles in job application or pre-employment forms? If it is unrelated to the job? I understand for jobs like marketing, modeling etc. where a large ...
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Legal Limits for damage reparation

In the 2004 German movie The Edukators, part of the characters motivation revolves around a damage reparation: "Jule is a waitress struggling to pay off a €100,000 debt she incurred a year ago when ...
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Legally, what agreement is entered into when posting a letter (in Germany)?

I am interested in what laws, either explicit or implicit, cover the delivery of a letter in Germany. I would imagine that if I accurately address a letter that contains content which is permitted, I ...
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Is it legal to terminate employee after them not signing an optional contract?

I asked this question a few days ago at Workplace.SE community. The contract stated what I mentioned in the linked question, plus that in twenty years his salary would be around 50-something ...
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What about if a company use the information that you shared during interview

I am a software engineer in Germany, I had an issue and i don't know how to react: Several weeks ago i had a job interview with a recently founded startup; I met with a co-founder of startup and we ...
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Consumer rights for internet contracts - additional costs incured - Germany

I'm located in some EU country. I've bought (as in signed a contract over the internet) a product from a company located in Germany. I've paid the product via bank transfer and got there to retrieve ...
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Is it allowed to “copy” a video game concept? [closed]

I am developing a little mobile MMORPG which is Google Maps based and uses your GPS position to make you play around your area. I came up with the idea after a famous and beloved game called "...
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Quitting Job on the first day? What would be my last day? (Germany)

I wish to cancel my new work agreement that I already signed. On 01.02.2019 (First day at the job) Notice of termination: one month to the end of the month (during the probationary period) Which ...
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Which law prevented the extradition of this Nazi war criminal?

I just watched with the greatest anger the following video about an unrepentant Nazi war criminal who has become the subject of considerable Neo Nazi worship. YouTube Link As explained therein, the ...
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Legality of employment contract clause - Training reimbursement

I have a German employment contract which stipulates that if I was to leave the company before a certain time, I would have to pay back (some of) the cost of training to the employer. In this case, ...
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In Germany, can someone sell an auto without being the owner?

I am temporarily living in Germany, and my knowledge of the language is limited. In my country, if Bob wants to sell an auto to Alice (privately), there are three steps needed: 1) Bob must prove to ...
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Is it illegal in the EU / in Germany to download a scientific e-book?

Suppose there's a scientific monograph I really want to read but don't want to buy. I find an e-book on some website (where it is accessible to the public without restrictions) and download it. I don'...
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What to do when an Ambulance can't pass you?

So here's the deal: Earlier I was driving on the highway to work, which currently is under construction work. Because of that, one of the two lanes is closed and the second one is slightly narrowed. ...
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Is an email answer for an apartment rental legally binding?

Here's the situation. We are looking to rent a flat in Munich, where the market is not exactly favorable for the tenants. We received a positive answer today from an agency, for flat A, but the flat ...
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Secondary Battery Claim under ADR

I am working for a company that sells gardening / power tools powered by a Li-ION battery, the device not the offence. (3.6V 1S1P single cell up to 40V 10S2P). When the customer (private person, John ...
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Reclaim VAT after buying a car to be exported from Germany to outside EU

I'm a North African citizen living in an Scandinavian country (temporary residence permit - working grounds) and planning to buy a car from Germany to be exported to my home country (outside EU). I ...