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GitLab and team members contributions to pension, health insurance, care in old age insurance and unemployment insurance are mandatory, as required by the state system. The payments are calculated each month by payroll and are shown on the employee pay-slips.
Further information can also be found on the Germany Trade & Invest Website.
GitLab does not plan to offer different Life Insurance Benefits because team members can access employer insurance and government pension schemes to help with payments in the event of a death of a family member. The GitLab Life Insurance plan still applies.
To initiate your Parental Leave, submit the dates in PTO by Roots under the Parental Leave category. This will prompt Total Rewards to process your leave. You can find out more information about our Parental Leave policy here.
Maternity Protection The Maternity Protection (Mutterschutzgesetz) period is 6 weeks before the estimated date of birth and 8 weeks following the birth (or 12 weeks in case of multiple or premature birth). The team member will receive full payment during this period. GitLab may receive reimbursement of these payments from the team member's health insurance carrier. Please notify Total Rewards your health insurance carrier name and your insurance number.
Parental Leave A team member is entitled to parental leave until the child turns three. Parental leave can be taken by the mother and father.
For expecting mothers, they may take the Maternity Protection period followed by Parental Leave. GitLab will provide full Parental Lave pay (provided the team member meets the eligibility criteria) for up to 16 weeks of the total leave (including the Maternity Protection period). The team member may apply for state benefits for the remainder of their Parental Leave.
For expecting fathers, team members will need to apply for a state benefit (Basiselterngeld, ElterngeldPlus or Partnerschaftsbonus). If a team member is eligible for Parental Leave, GitLab will supplement Parental Leave pay for up to 16 weeks of Parental Leave. Please notify Total Rewards which state benefit you are applying for and how much you will be receiving so that payroll can process the appropriate supplementary amount. Team members can find further information on parental leave benefits via the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
Team members are entitled to at least 20 vacation days which run concurrently with GitLab PTO. The days will accrue from the start date. In general, team members must take their annual vacation days during the calendar year, otherwise it is forfeited. However, unused vacation days can be carried forward until the 31st of March of the next calendar year if the team member was unable to take the holiday due to operational or personal reasons. Team members must designate all vacation time taken as
Vacation in PTO by Roots to ensure that vacation entitlement is properly tracked.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, per German labor law, team members are required to present a doctor's certificate if they need to take more than 3+ consecutive sick days. We encourage all team members to meet with a virtual doctor for the certificate to avoid the need to leave home. The team member will send doctor's note to Total Rewards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Total Rewards will file this in their BambooHR profile and forward to Payroll for processing.