After a rough few weeks (lots of late nights) I looked over my work contract and found the following statements:
- As far as the operational conditions require, overtime is to be worked. Overtime working is already fully compensated with the basic salary.
- The employee commits himself not to disclose information on his salary, bonus payments, or any other perks within or outside of the company.
Concerning overtime - does this effectively mean "you must work as much as the company wants, with no extra pay"? Thankfully this hasn't been abused so far, but it seems crazy to have this as a binding contract.
Concerning salary disclosure - I get that culturally we don't bring it up, but to forbid speech in the work contract, that seems very extreme.
From a comment below: I am a web developer, not a manager.
I'm not from Germany, so I don't know the local laws. Is this normal?