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Transparency with one click!

For the first time, adag Payroll Services now provides the innovative information service CONTRACKER for employees. With CONTRACKER, you can now find out the current progress of your payroll at any time. And all that with just one mouse click! In principle, adag CONTRACKER works very similarly to the well-known parcel tracking of large logistics service providers. You can see the processing status of your invoice at a glance. By the way, you will automatically receive the link to the CONTRACKER by e-mail. Important to know: Contracker does not display any personal data! All you see is the title of the production, the date of employment, which production company has released the fee for settlement and the progress of the settlement. Three colours: Green, Grey, Red If your booking is digital and you have completed a digital contract of employment, the payroll process goes through 10 stages from the time the contracts of employment are recorded to the time they are credited to your account. For conventional employment contracts, there are only five stages. CONTRACKER displays these stages in order. If a step is green, it means "Everything is OK!". Work stages that have not been completed are greyed out. A step turns red if the accounting cannot continue at that point. In this way, you also know right away whether you should contact adag, for example, to submit missing evidence or data.

Same Same But Different

The new adag employment contract for extras is here! Although a number of additional entries had to find space on the already densely packed form, we have succeeded in making the new version K4001 even clearer, tidier and more concise. Above all, several new social security statuses have been added. We have grouped them according to similarity into "Employed", "Benefit recipient", "School, training, study", "Pension and retirement" and "Other status". This makes it easier for extras to find the right status. Some explanatory phrases are more concise and clearer than before, so there should be fewer misunderstandings. We have added the option "diverse" to the gender affiliation. adag employment contract K4001 - clear and concise

Full old-age pension: what to bear in mind regarding additional earnings

In a blog entry, the Minijobzentrale informs about the new supplementary income limit 2021 for partial and full pensioners who have not yet reached the standard age limit. The additional earnings limit had already been increased in 2020 due to the Corona crisis. Due to the crisis, higher additional earnings are also possible in 2021 for full pensioners before they reach the standard retirement age. After reaching the standard retirement age, pensioners can earn an unlimited amount of additional income. By the way, a 450-euro mini-job is always possible, whereby the annual earnings limit of 5.400 euros remains in place. Short-term mini-jobs, including working as an extra, are different: here there are no earnings restrictions. Another blog entry of the Minijobzentrale is dedicated to the question of when a short-term mini-job becomes professional and thus subject to social security contributions. In addition to a definition of the term, the article also names criteria for examining the professional nature of the work. You will also find information on this topic in the Extras-FAQ on this website. Please read the sections "What is short-term employment?", "What happens if I am not eligible to be paid as a short-term employee?" and "When am I liable to pay social security contributions?" Minijob neben der Altersvollrente: Neue Hinzuverdienstgrenze 2021 Kurzfristige Minijobs – berufsmäßig oder nicht?

Soli bye bye? Yes, but…

Is the solidarity surcharge aka Soli finally history from 2021? The Federal Ministry of Finance has published the headline "We are abolishing the solidarity surcharge for almost everyone" on its website. After all, the solidarity surcharge is to be abolished completely for 90 percent of wage and income tax payers. For taxable income of up to 73,000 euros, no Soli will be due in the future. If the exemption threshold is only just exceeded, the so-called mitigation zone will apply, i.e. only part of the soli will be levied. In addition, the exemption limit and the mitigation zone have been increased significantly. So far so good. Things are a bit more complicated in the case of short-term employment, such as extras. Since the tax office extrapolates daily wages to a fictitious monthly income to determine the wage tax, it is quite possible, depending on the tax bracket, that the solidarity surcharge will appear on the pay slips as usual. For example, the solidarity surcharge will continue to be levied on short-term taxpayers in tax bracket I with gross wages of €191.10 or more per day. Short-term employees in tax class VI, on the other hand, are asked to pay the Soli with gross wages starting at €149.87 per day. However, these lower wage limits and those just above them are really only penny amounts. https://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Web/DE/Themen/Schlaglichter/Solidaritaetszuschlag/Solidaritaetszuschlag.html

Statutory minimum wage rises again

Mindestlohn On October 28, 2020, the German Cabinet followed a recommendation made by the Minimum Wage Commission on June 30, 2020, and passed the Third Minimum Wage Adjustment Ordinance. According to this, the statutory minimum wage will be raised in four stages in 2021 and 2022. A statutory minimum wage of 9.50 euros gross per hour has applied since January 01, 2021. The second increase to 9.60 euros will take effect on July 01, 2021. The third stage of the increase will follow on January 01, 2022 at 9.82 euros, and the fourth stage finally on July 01, 2022 at 10.45 euros. It was initially disputed whether the minimum wage should be frozen or increased due to the Corona crisis. The Minimum Wage Commission weighed up the pros and cons of unions and employers and unanimously decided to increase the statutory minimum wage in four stages. Among other things, the current employment and competitive situation as well as the development of collective agreements in the recent past were taken into account when setting the level of the minimum wage. https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/aktuelles/mindestlohn-steigt-1804568

Short-time allowance extended – additional earnings possible

Due to the ongoing Corona crisis, the German government has increased the short-time allowance and extended the period for which it is paid until December 31, 2021. This is also good news for affected employees who would like to earn some extra money as extras, because the supplementary earnings options for marginal employees have also been extended and expanded. Without this special regulation, recipients of short-time allowance had to have income from sideline activities offset against the short-time allowance. Until December 31, 2021, it will therefore continue to be possible to earn additional income during short-time work with mini-jobs or short-term employment without having to offset this income. https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/verlaengerung-kurzarbeitergeld-1774190

Maintenance IT on Friday 22 May

We use Friday, 22 May 2020 for maintenance work on our servers. During the maintenance work we cannot access our servers. Therefore our office is not occupied on this day. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be available again from Monday, May 25th. Your adag Team

adag at the Berlinale 2020

Also in 2020 our customers, production companies and their employees can meet us in the IFP Lounge at the Berlinale. We look forward to a personal meeting and will be happy to answer your questions: - Settlement of extras fees - Digital employment contract for extras - Billing of dubbing actors and speakers from Friday, 21 February to Monday, 24 February each from 09.00 o'clock - 17.00 o'clock (Breakfast buffet from 9.00 - 11.00 a.m.) Restaurant Corroboree at the Sony Center Entrance via the inner courtyard of the Sony Center 1st floor, Bellevuestraße 5, 10785 Berlin Please understand that we can only grant access to the lounge if you make an appointment - access voucher. We therefore ask you to make an appointment under Contact We look forward to your visit for breakfast or coffee in the afternoon. Best regards adag Payroll Services GmbH  

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Statutory minimum wage rises to 9.35 euros in 2020

The statutory minimum wage will rise from 9.19 euros at present to 9.35 euros on 1 January 2020. This means that the lower wage limit will be adjusted in the second stage, as the federal government had previously decided at the suggestion of the Minimum Wage Commission. The responsible Minimum Wage Commission had proposed in 2018 to increase the general statutory minimum wage in two stages. As a result, the federal government decided to raise the statutory minimum wage in line with the proposal. As a result, the minimum wage rose to 9.19 euros per hour on 1 January 2019. In the second stage, the minimum wage will rise further to 9.35 euros as of January 1, 2020.   The Federal Government: The Minimum Wage - Questions and Answers Haufe: Statutory minimum wage rises to 9.35 euros in 2020