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Register employees of employers based abroad or lenders in the minimum wage registration portal

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are an employer based abroad and employ people in Germany, you must register them via the minimum wage registration portal. The same applies if you hire temporary workers from a temporary employment agency based abroad.

In principle, you must register in the minimum wage registration portal if your employees are currently working in one of the following sectors:

  • Main construction and ancillary construction trades
  • Catering and accommodation industry
  • Passenger transportation
  • Freight forwarding, transportation and related logistics industry
  • Show business
  • Forestry companies
  • Building cleaning industry
  • Companies involved in the construction and dismantling of trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Meat industry
  • Prostitution industry
  • Security and safety services
  • Waste management, including street cleaning and winter services
  • Education and training services in accordance with the Second or Third Book of the German Social Code
  • Nursing services
  • Chimney sweep trade
  • Temporary work, temporary employment

Further information on the reporting obligations can also be found on the website of the customs administration.

You must provide this information regularly:

  • Surname, first name and date of birth of the employee
  • Start and duration of the employment or assignment
  • Place of employment
  • Place in Germany where the documents are held
  • Name and address of the person responsible or the lender
  • Sector in which the employee will be working

You also need someone in Germany to whom mail can be delivered. You must state your name and address when registering.

As an employer, you must also ensure that you comply with the minimum working conditions applicable in Germany. If you submit a notification as a hirer, you must upload a corresponding assurance from the lender.

If the information in a notification changes, you must submit a change notification.


Process flow

The notification of the employee should be carried out online in the minimum wage notification portal.

  • Register on the minimum wage registration portal.
  • Confirm your e-mail address and log in.
  • Complete all the required data, upload the supporting documents if necessary and click on "Send".
  • You will immediately receive a confirmation of receipt in the application with the notification ID, date and time of your notification.
Requirements
  • There are no applicants, as there is no application procedure. Therefore, there are also no requirements for submitting a notification.
Which documents are required?
  • Borrower: Document in which the lender based abroad assures that it complies with the minimum working conditions applicable in Germany.
What are the fees?

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Notification: before starting work
Processing duration

None

Legal basis
Appeal

There are no legal remedies.

Applications / forms
  • Forms available: No
  • Written form required: No
  • Informal application possible: No
  • Personal appearance necessary: No
  • Online services available: Yes
What else should I know?

There are some exceptions to the reporting obligation, including for

  • regular pay of more than EUR 2,958 gross per month
  • regular monthly remuneration of more than EUR 2,000 gross, if proven to have been paid for the last 12 months
  • Family members of the employer

In some sectors (e.g. road transport), the reporting obligation has been modified so that less information is required. Customs provides information on the exceptions to the reporting obligations on its website.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)

Professionally released on

28.01.2022

Teaser

If you are an employer based abroad and employ people in Germany, you must register them via the minimum wage registration portal. The same applies if you hire temporary workers from a temporary employment agency based abroad.

Process flow

The notification of the employee should be carried out online in the minimum wage notification portal.

  • Register on the minimum wage registration portal.
  • Confirm your e-mail address and log in.
  • Complete all the required data, upload the supporting documents if necessary and click on "Send".
  • You will immediately receive a confirmation of receipt in the application with the notification ID, date and time of your notification.

Requirements

  • There are no applicants, as there is no application procedure. Therefore, there are also no requirements for submitting a notification.

Which documents are required?

  • Borrower: Document in which the lender based abroad assures that it complies with the minimum working conditions applicable in Germany.

What are the fees?

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Notification: before starting work

Processing duration

None

Legal basis

Appeal

There are no legal remedies.

Applications / forms

  • Forms available: No
  • Written form required: No
  • Informal application possible: No
  • Personal appearance necessary: No
  • Online services available: Yes

What else should I know?

There are some exceptions to the reporting obligation, including for

  • regular pay of more than EUR 2,958 gross per month
  • regular monthly remuneration of more than EUR 2,000 gross, if proven to have been paid for the last 12 months
  • Family members of the employer

In some sectors (e.g. road transport), the reporting obligation has been modified so that less information is required. Customs provides information on the exceptions to the reporting obligations on its website.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)

Professionally released on

28.01.2022

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