..auf den Ablauf eines Kalenderjahres..

English translation: six month's notice, with termination at the end of the calendar year

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German term or phrase:..auf den Ablauf eines Kalenderjahres..
English translation:six month's notice, with termination at the end of the calendar year
Entered by: Jeffrey Nadeau

20:09 Feb 10, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
German term or phrase: ..auf den Ablauf eines Kalenderjahres..
Context is as follows:
...gekündigt unter Einhaltung einer Kündigungsfrist von 6 Monaten auf den Ablauf eines Kalenderjahres.

Does this mean that the notice period is a MINIMUM of 6 months and lasts until the end of the calendar year? What if you give notice on December 29th?
Jeffrey Nadeau
United States
Local time: 14:33
six month's notice, with termination at the end of the calendar year
Explanation:
My answer is based partly on prior exp with contracts as well as the German wording...

I think it means "six months' notice" as long as that's within the first six months of the year, and then the contract will terminate on the 31 December.

It you give notice to terminate any time from 1st July to 31st December, then you've got to wait till 31 December the following year.

(Not attempting to phrase that at this point)

But this sounds crazy, doesn't it? It could be right though. Let's see what others say...

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Note added at 2004-02-10 20:27:05 (GMT)
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Sorry - in heading it should read \"six months\' notice\".

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Note added at 2004-02-10 20:27:50 (GMT)
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Sorry - in heading it should read \"six months\' notice\".
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Dr Andrew Read
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:33
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six month's notice, with termination at the end of the calendar year


Explanation:
My answer is based partly on prior exp with contracts as well as the German wording...

I think it means "six months' notice" as long as that's within the first six months of the year, and then the contract will terminate on the 31 December.

It you give notice to terminate any time from 1st July to 31st December, then you've got to wait till 31 December the following year.

(Not attempting to phrase that at this point)

But this sounds crazy, doesn't it? It could be right though. Let's see what others say...

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Note added at 2004-02-10 20:27:05 (GMT)
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Sorry - in heading it should read \"six months\' notice\".

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Note added at 2004-02-10 20:27:50 (GMT)
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Sorry - in heading it should read \"six months\' notice\".

Dr Andrew Read
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Edward Guyver: Quite right!
3 mins
  -> Thanks - I definitely needed some feedback on this one.

agree  Armorel Young: my interpretation too
5 mins
  -> Thanks - these German contracts are a bit mean, aren't they?

agree  AMuller: It does look mean, but it could be something involving an annual subscription, like membership to an organisation.
40 mins

agree  writeaway
52 mins

agree  Monika Leit: There are many such contracts in Germany.
12 hrs
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