category "Temp Work"

Temp Work

Staff leasing/ staffing

Staff leasing or staffing is only possible in Germany in conjunction with a license to operate a temporary employment agency. Staff leasing or staffing is the assignment of qualified employees under leasing conditions. Responsibility for wages, taxes and compliance with requirements passes to an external service provider. This service provider performs all administrative operations and…

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Payrolling

Companies that offer payrolling in Germany require a license to operate temporary employment agency. Payrolling means that the service provider co-ordinates the contract and wage administration for employees who may be recruited and selected directly by the customer’s HR department. The employees work directly at the customer. The service provider assumes all legal obligations in…

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Industry surcharges pursuant to the collective agreement for industry surcharges for the metal and electrical industry (TV BZ ME)

As a precondition for the temporary employee’s entitlement to industry surcharges under a collective agreement for industry surcharges (TV BZ), the respective TV BZ must be applicable to the specific temporary employee. At present, the TV BZs are only relevant for temporary employees in industrial companies. (read more…) The following explanations are based on the example of the…

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Overview – Collective agreements on industry surcharges

The following collective agreements on industry surcharges are currently in effect: Collective agreement on industry surcharges for temporary employees in the metal and electrical industry (TV BZ ME) Collective agreement on industry surcharges for temporary employees in the chemical industry (TV BZ Chemie, as of 1 November 2012) Collective agreement on industry surcharges for temporary employees…

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Meal allowances

Meal allowances are designed to compensate for the additional costs that a person incurs because they are away from their home and first place of work for professional reasons and therefore have higher catering costs compared to meals at home.   Practical tip Although meal allowances can be freely agreed in the contract, meal allowances…

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Equal treatment and equal pay

Temporary employees must be treated in the same way as the permanent employees in the hirer’s company (so-called regular employees). This right to equal treatment results from sec. 8 (1) sentence 1 of the German Act on Temporary Employment (AÜG, Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz) and applies to all essential working conditions. Equal pay is a subset of equal treatment. If…

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Working time and working time accounts

The hours a temporary employee is obliged to work can be freely agreed with the employer. However, working hours must comply with the provisions of the German Working Hours Act (ArbZG, Arbeitszeitgesetz). The Working Hours Act provides, for instance, that the employee may not work more than eight hours a day on average, but the…

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What’s temp work in Germany?

Temporary employment (often abbreviated ANÜ) is defined as a situation where employees (temporary employees) are hired out by an employer (temporary employment agency) to a third party (hirer) for a limited period of time against payment. The temporary employment agency remains the temporary employee’s employer. Temporary employment is often referred to in German as ‘Zeitarbeit’,…

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