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Employer of Record Germany

Hire staff and expand your business in Germany with our fully-managed EOR Service

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Unrivalled Employer of Record services in Germany, designed to expand your business seamlessly

Agility EOR delivers services for business’s looking for an Employer of Record in Germany. We help clients hire new employees or transfer existing employees into a fully-managed EOR service.

We appreciate that each situation and business is different. That is why our personal approach to Employer of Record Services in Germany takes care of all HRpayrollrecruitment and compliance head aches, and allows you to do what you love best – driving your business forward.

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Employer of Record Germany - Employment Contract

Germany has strict labour laws, and businesses that wish to engage in labour leasing (such as a co-employment arrangement) must adhere to stringent guidelines set forth in the German Employee Leasing Regulations (Arbeitnehmerüberlassung).

The AüG licence, which is provided by the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Labor Ministry) and regulates what can and cannot be done, is required for businesses that seek to lease labour to their clients. 

Several noteworthy details include:

Employees may only be leased for a maximum of 18 months. After that, if the client wishes to retain the employee’s services, they must hire them directly.

The organisation holding the licence is required to enter into a direct contract with the party receiving the labour. No agencies, middlemen, or managed service providers are involved in the direct contractual chain.

All employees who are hired on a temporary basis by a client should be given equivalent benefits (known as meeting the comparable terms of hire). This is a requirement of the contract, and both the lessor and lessee are responsible for exercising due diligence in compiling the contractual terms for the leased employee.

Here at Agility EOR we are fully versed in the complexities of dealing with AüG compliance requirements.  Our specialist onboarding team will be able to advise you of the specifics throughout the whole process.

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We are Germany Employer of Record experts

We have extensive experience helping businesses expand their workforce in Germany. Take a look at our areas of expertise to find out more:

Find out how payroll works in Germany and what you can expect when it comes to salaries, bonuses and rates of pay

Enhance your understanding of what your employee is entitled to when working in Germany

Unsure what’s required when employing staff in Germany? Find out about German Work Permits and Visas here


Wondering what it’s like to work in Germany? We’ve got you covered in our extensive guide


Learn more about how you can attract and retain staff in Germany with both statutory and enhanced employee benefits


Germany Work Culture

Understanding German business culture is one of the keys to success when conducting business in this country. When interacting with German clients and coworkers, a thorough awareness of the local business culture is extremely helpful.

Expand your understanding of German cultural norms that are particularly significant when living and working there.

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Payroll in Germany

Salaries in Germany are paid once per month, usually on the last working day in 12 equal instalments. There is no requirement to pay a 13th month salary.

German law relating to bonuses is complex. Our team can guide you through the process to ensure the wording in the contract doesn’t leave you exposed, and all bonus payments are made correctly and compliantly.

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The Benefits

Germany Employer of Record Benefits

When you choose Agility EOR to expand in Germany, we guarantee a German Employer of Record Service tailored to the needs of your business


We are on top of regulatory changes in the Germany so you can relax.

Cost reduction

Allow our economies of scale to work in your favour.

High Service Levels

You and your employees have a dedicated account manager.

Fixed Cost Pricing

We will agree our professional fees up front based on your needs - no nasty surprises!

Consolidated Invoicing & Payments

Make one monthly payment to cover all your tax, social and wages costs from one to one thousand employees.

Fast delivery

You can have 'boots on the ground' within days on our infrastructure.

Reduced Risk

All wage taxes are remitted in full to the competent authorities by professionals ensuring liabilities are met, giving you peace of mind.

Supply Chain Transparency

We only pay employees through local full employed solutions meaning Germany payroll tax is paid on all funds.

Save Time and Money

Our expertise is at your disposal. The need for you to have internal HR, Payroll and admin staff is eliminated.

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Payrolling the employees is a key part of the service offered by an Employer of Record company. The Employer of Record will calculate and remit all taxes, social securities and similar payments, on behalf of both employer and employee. The client will be invoiced in advance by the EOR company, for the total cost of the payroll.

Yes. Our clients are free to dictate the structure of the employees’ remuneration including any bonuses or commissions they wish to offer. In some countries, there is a statutory requirement to provide “bonuses”, for example in the form of Christmas or holiday allowances.

Yes. Agility EOR will calculate what pay is due upon termination of an employee, factoring in such things as any untaken leave entitlements.

We find that most of our clients are in the Tech, IT, Finance, NGO (Not for Profit) and Professional Services industries. However, we have acquired the skills, knowledge and experience to help all industries across the globe.

As a private company, we’re not beholden to shareholders Private Equity targets. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. At Agility EOR, our approach is that we never forget that our business is all about people. Our Employer of Record solutions are tailored to each requirement, not a one-size-fits-all tech platform. We do the right thing by our clients and by the laws of each country we operate in. And we believe in openness; if we don’t feel we can offer you the best solution for a specific territory, we’ll say so. 

We pride ourselves on our personable-approach so once you enter your new employees details into our dedicated platform, we’ll arrange a call with you to go through the details of the employment contract where together we can review and amend to your requirements. We liaise directly with your employee to build a rapport and obtain the necessary information to hire them compliantly, and set them up ready for their first payroll.

We never stop delivering! Even if you’re employee has been onboarded and is happily working for you and being paid each month, we’re here to partner with you whenever you or your employees need us. Even your ex-employees may need our assistance for tax documents, proof of employment requests etc… Our service never stops!