Welcome to Staff-Leasing-Germany, an information offering by the HK2 Rechtsanwälte law firm in Berlin!

Here we offer international organizations information about temporary employment (staff leasing, labor leasing) and personnel assignments in Germany. We provide an overview of the legal framework and the related challenges that may arise when deploying personnel in Germany.

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License

Who needs a temporary employment agency license in Germany?

All domestic or foreign companies require a temporary employment agency license in Germany as soon as they perform an activity as contemplated in sec. 1 (1) sentences 1, 2 of the Law on Temporary Employment (AÜG, Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz). Sec. 1 (1) sentences 1, 2 AÜG Employers intending to hire out employees (temporary workers) to third parties (hirers) for work within…

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License

How to obtain a license for a temporary employment agency?

The Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) issues the licenses for temporary employment agencies. Depending on the federal state where the applicant is based, another branch of the agency is responsible. The Federal Employment Agency currently charges a processing fee of €1000 for the application. Applications must be submitted in German. Besides the completed application…

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Temp Work

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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Temp Work

Equal Pay

What is equal pay? Equal pay refers to the principle that the temporary employee must be paid at least the same amount of remuneration as the customer’s comparable regular employees for the duration of their assignment to the customer.  In a nutshell: equal work, equal pay. Pursuant to sec. 8 (1) of the Law on Temporary…

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Latest

Revised Temporary Employment Act in effect since 1 April 2017

The amendments to the Law on Temporary Employment (AÜG, Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz) came into effect on 1 April 2017. This has led to stricter rules in many areas. In addition to the previous provision requiring a permit for the use of temporary employees, there is now an additional obligation to disclose the contractual relationship as temporary employment. Furthermore,…

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