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Temporary Employment – AÜG license in Germany

Temporary employment, also known as AUG or body leasing, describes the provision of employees to other companies.

In Germany, the provision of temporary employment is strictly regulated and only permitted if the provider is holding a license for doing so. The process for obtaining such a license takes ca. 6 to 12 weeks. It could take longer if the applying company has its seat in another country than Germany. Once issued, then the holding company can then use this license to place his employees in the German market.

AUG licenses can also be obtained by companies that do not have a German seat or a German branch office.

Dwyer Legal Law Firm can not only support with processing the application for obtaining the relevant AÜG-license, but also provides a full end-to-end-support for the period after the license has been obtained.

This includes services such as

  • Support with setting up the relevant contracts
  • Consulting in regard to minimum wages and the equal-treatment-principle
  • Support with communication with the AUG authorities
  • Payroll and shadow payroll Services and
  • Support with extending existing the relevant license

It has to be noted that the area of temporary employment (AUG) is very restricted in Germany. As an example, special contracts have to be implemented when processing the services, the equal treatment principle has to be observed and the body leasing also must not exceed a period of 18 months. After a period of 9 or 15 months (depending on the type of union contract), the equal treatment principle must be observed.

Please note that Dwyer Legal Law Firm is only acting on behalf of company clients. More information about temporary employment (AUG) here.

Services in the area of AUG are provided in both, English and German.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any additional information.