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  1. Advice sought - dealing with Gundschule teachers...

      Thanks for the full explanation, it's more understandable now. Ergopäde (rare) or Ergotherapeut  (most of the time) is the German word for occupational therapist and occupational therapies have to be prescribed by the doctor (if the health insurance should pay for them), that's why I asked about the doctor. 
  2. Advice sought - dealing with Gundschule teachers...

      Sorry, but if your son has a speech impediment, you should make an appointment with a speech therapist (Logopäde) - in the interest of your son. Doing that to "keep the school quiet" is the wrong approach.   And what do you mean by "Ergopaed"? An occupational therapist? Was that a doctor's recommendation that the child should undergo occupational therapy? 
  3. Whats your experience with IKEA customer service?

      jftr: All 237cm Billy shelves are 202 + the 35 extension. There are no Billy shelves that are 237cm high at a stretch. Just order the extension and you're done.
  4. Employer not paying sick days

      For example, by the fact that one had already had a lawsuit before a labor court.   However, it is often sufficient to inform oneself first before trying to explain something to others ... Wikipedia clearly describes the process: first the lawsuit, then the conciliation hearing etc..
  5. Employer not paying sick days

      Better get smart about the labor court case before you get soggy here:
  6. Employer not paying sick days

        Yes, it is. Please use a dictionary. You seem a little confused.     
  7. Employer not paying sick days

      Ehm, no. The labour court does not start anything on its own (how should that work? There are no clairvoyants working there), the people concerned have to sue. And who is in the right, the court determines then after a hearing, not before.   
  8. Working in The Netherlands and living in Germany

      Then please just start reading the page ElJeffo has linked to you. There are several of your questions answered.    I found 1, 3 and 4 at the first go. (Even though the answers may not be as you'd like them to be - because: as always, "it depends".)   And as for question 2: Every year tens of thousands of migrants have to find an apartment here first and then register. So the answer is: yes. 
  9. Parental leave for Father and Elterngeld Calculation

      If you are not entitled to family insurance, you will pay at least the minimum contribution of currently around 145 euros per month (as of 2019). However, the prerequisite for this is that you earn less than 1,038 euros per month. In addition, there is the additional contribution required by your health insurance company. On average, it is 0.9 percent, so you will have to add around 10 euros a month.   Talk to your health insurance company as soon as possible (before you continue making big plans).   
  10. Parental leave for Father and Elterngeld Calculation

      No. Health insurance is obligatory.      
  11. Non-payment insurance during unemployment

      No, sorry - as long as you live in Germany, you also have to pay your German health insurance. German (or approved international) hi is obligatory.   
  12. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      Probably the same as in Stuttgart - with special permits. In Stuttgart, delivery services (and craftsmen etc.) who retrofit their vehicles receive up to 95% subsidies. They still don't. I think it's only a matter of time before driving bans come for this target group as well. 
  13. Opinions on MMR vaccinations for children

      Good question. I only know the combination vaccination. 
  14. Diesel cars banned in Frankfurt

      There are still no driving bans for diesel vehicles - but it can't be long now. On 12 December, the Administrative Court in Kassel (VGH) will hear a complaint by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH). And in the meantime even the CDU, which has been strictly against it, seems to realise that all other measures have not helped. (see - German only)
  15. Opinions on MMR vaccinations for children

      Only measles. The reason given by the Federal Ministry of Health is as follows:    "Warum gilt die Impfpflicht nur für Masern? Bei Masern können besonders gefährliche Komplikationen auftreten und die Ansteckungsgefahr ist sehr hoch. Außerdem steht ein wirksamer Impfstoff zur Verfügung."   "Why is vaccination compulsory only for measles? Measles can cause particularly dangerous complications and the risk of infection is very high. An effective vaccine is also available."