A membership in JHL is affordable, because you can deduct the membership fee in your taxation. If you are working, the JHL membership fee is 1.38% of your salary. The fee includes the unemployment fund membership fee.
JHL gives its members security, support and advice in various working life situations.
To calculate how much your membership would cost per month, use the membership fee calculator below. You can also calculate the membership fee by using the formula 1.38 x salary/100.
To pay the membership fee, either authorise your employer to deduct it directly from your salary, or pay it yourself. To calculate your membership fee, use the calculator below.
To calculate your day-to-day salary, divide your total salary by the number of working days, which enables you to calculate the membership fee with the formula above or with the membership fee calculator. The membership fee is based on all taxable earned income before taxes. In addition, you have to pay the membership fee for fringe benefits, holiday pay and holiday compensation.
Deduction by employer
With the collection agreement, you authorise your employer to deduct the membership fee directly from your salary. You can order a pre-filled collection agreement from the Membership Service. Our member services will send you the form, filled in with your information, by post. Sign the form and send it to your employer’s payroll administration.
You can also print out the membership fee collection agreement. The agreement sent to payroll administration will be an authorisation for deducting the membership fee from your salary. Fill in the form, sign it and send it to your employer’s payroll administration. The payroll administration will send a copy of the form to JHL.
Paying the membership fee yourself
Next year’s membership fee payment reference numbers will be sent to self-paying members at the latest in January.
Minimum membership fee
If you have no salary income or comparable income, but you have no reason to be exempted from paying the membership fee, you have to pay the minimum membership fee. The minimum membership fee is EUR 8 per month, which amounts to EUR 96 a year.
You have to pay the minimum membership fee if you have no salary income and you are:
- retired or on permanent disability pension
- on working holiday
- on public servant leave of absence
- an au pair
- on personal leave
- a carer.
To pay the minimum membership fee, order payment reference numbers from the Membership Service. In January, membership fee payment reference numbers are sent automatically to members paying the minimum membership fee.
As of 2020, retired members pay their membership fees every quarter of a year. The first payment is due 15 April. Likewise, other members entitled to the minimum membership fee will also pay the fee every quarter of a year.