3.1 The amount of the fee is calculated on the basis of the annual gross salary (AGS) plus statutory VAT. The gross annual salary includes tax-advantaged special payments or other special remunerations, e.g. bonus, Christmas bonus that increase the actual income of the candidate. In the case of payment of a performance-related bonus, only 50% of the bonus limit will be used as basis for calculation.
3.2 The fee is, depending on the client’s choice, and the lengths of the warranty period as defined by Clause 4.The fees are subject to statutory VAT.
An advance payment may be due which would be excl. VAT, and due immediately. Upon successful placement this advance payment will be offset against the subsequently arising commission. In case of a cancellation of the mandate or non-placement, there is no entitlement to a reimbursement of this payment. Expenses, including travel costs incurred at the request of the client, will be charged separately.
3.3 Konen & Lorenzen must be informed of the conclusion of an employment contract with a proposed candidate within one week in writing (via e-mail is sufficient) by the client. Here, the details of the contract and in particular the agreed gross annual salary plus special payments and special remuneration (Clause 3.1), the starting date of the contract, the exact job position and the billing address of the client must be stated. On request of Konen & Lorenzen, the client must provide a copy of the concluded employment contract. If the employment contract is concluded under other than the agreed terms or the proposed candidate is employed in a different position or/and in an affiliated company, this shall not affect the fee claim of Konen & Lorenzen.
3.4 If the client or an affiliated company employs a candidate proposed by Konen & Lorenzen at a later time (within 12 months) – whether for the same position or a position different to the one initially advertised – a fee entitlement remains in place in accordance with Clause 3.1 also in this case.