Current employmer wants to see birth certs of kids?

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Could it have to do with health insurance payments or benefits of some kind?  Even life insurance?  Don't you have the right to ask why the employer wants to see them?

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7 minutes ago, sos-the-rope said:

Why would my current employer ask for copies of my kids’ birth certificates? After years of working here?

 

Your kid is on your Tax Card. Maybe the company wants proof of this.

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You will have to ask them why they want it if it is really important for you to know.  From top of my head these are situations where the employer might request a COPY of the birth certificate(s):  Applying for Elternzeit, tariff benefits that apply only to parents of kids under certain age, some bureaucracy related to Plegeversicherung (i.e. you have some discount if you have kids and do not want to pay the Kinderlosigkeitszuchlag), ...

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6 minutes ago, sos-the-rope said:

 

Nah, the *employer* saves tax if they can prove I have kids. Naja.

 

Only if you're a childless low-income earner. Are you a childless low-income earner? If not, the employer does not save anything at all (and not taxes anyway, it is about additional health insurance contributions). 

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