Skilled workers from abroad

Subcontractor secondment: Efficient work thanks to skilled workers from the EU & Eastern Europe

Sending subcontractors from abroad, especially from Eastern Europe, is becoming increasingly important in today's labour market. By working with foreign companies, you can utilise valuable services.

Are you looking for subcontractors from Eastern Europe or other EU countries? For over 25 years we have been we successful subcontractors PolandCzech Republic, Slovakia and other Eastern European countries worldwide and support our clients with all legal issues and regulations relating to the secondment of employees from abroad. Thanks to our global network, we can provide certified subcontractors for IndustryLogistics, Welding technology, Building tradeproduction, electrical engineering within a short time worldwide. We offer:

Transparent prices

Tested subcontractors with the best professional qualifications at fair prices

Fast availability

Our subcontractor teams speak German and are available within 7 days

Worldwide deployment

Our subcontractors are used to working at locations worldwide within a short space of time.

Industries

Subcontractor secondment across all sectors

Our industries

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Building construction subcontractors

Bricklayers, reinforced concrete builders, road builders, drywall builders, scaffolders
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Electrician

Subcontracted electricians & assembly teams from the electrical and cable technology, switch cabinet builders and industrial electrics.
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Cleaning

Subcontractor cleaning, building cleaning, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, special cleaning
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Industry

Industrial assembly, mechanical engineering, automation, pipeline construction, steel construction, machine relocations
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Building trade

Roofers, painters, builders, bricklayers, formworkers, carpenters, foremen, sanitary fitters for renovation, interior work, building construction and civil engineering.
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Solar & Photovoltaics

Solar technicians, electricians, electrical installers, photovoltaic fitters, photovoltaic installers, heating technicians
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Welder & Locksmith

TIG welder, MIG / MAG welder and electric welder, industrial fitter, sheet metal fitter, steel / metal construction fitter
How the secondment works

Subcontractor secondment process

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Define requirements

Contact us by phone or email and let us know your requirements for the workers you are looking for: Number, areas of activity, start date
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Subcontractor search

We search our internal database for suitable subcontractors from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia or Eastern Europe who fulfil your criteria.
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Contracts & Organisation

We take care of all the documents, contracts, permits and organise transport for the workers at the place of work. They can be ready for work in Germany in as little as 7 days.
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Benefit from numerous advantages

Advantages of working with subcontractors

Cost minimisation: Lower wage and operating costs in Eastern European countries lead to cheaper labour and a reduction in project costs
Expertise: Collaboration with highly qualified professionals in various fields, including engineering, information technology, industry, product and more.
Fast availability: Highly qualified, German-speaking subcontractors available within the shortest possible time and can be deployed flexibly.
Scalability: Companies can scale their collaboration with specialists from Eastern Europe as required, whether for short-term projects or long-term engagements.
Risk minimisation through the use of external partners, especially when it comes to costs, time frames or specific requirements.
Focusing on core competences by outsourcing certain tasks or functions to subcontractors.

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What you should bear in mind when posting

Legal framework

When working with subcontractors from abroad, clear rules must be observed for both the client and the subcontractor:

Work permits:
Subcontractors who are sent to Germany from abroad must have valid work permits or residence permits in order to work legally in Germany
Social security:
Registration with the German social security system, including health, pension, unemployment and accident insurance
Labour law provisions:
Minimum wage regulations, working time regulations, holiday entitlements, health and safety regulations and protection against dismissal.
Taxes:
Subcontractors operating in Germany are subject to German tax regulations. This may include the obligation to register for VAT, submit tax returns and pay income tax.
Health and safety regulations:
Subcontractors must comply with applicable health and safety regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees in the workplace
Documentation and records:
Retention of employment contracts, work permits, social security certificates, tax documents and records of working hours and remuneration.
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Frequently asked questions

Subcontractor secondment occurs when a company (the main contractor) outsources part of its tasks and services to another company (the subcontractor), which in turn sends its own employees (the seconded employees) to carry out these tasks in the country of the main contractor or a third party.
When posting subcontractors, the posting guidelines of the respective countries must be taken into account. These include regulations on minimum wage, working hours, social security obligations, occupational health and safety and accommodation. In the EU, for example, the EU Posting of Workers Directive applies.
The aims of secondment are often cost savings through wage differences, the use of the subcontractor's special expertise or resources, the flexibilisation of the workforce and expansion into new markets.
Compliance with working conditions is often ensured by legislation in the host country. Employers must adhere to local regulations and can be monitored by labour inspections. There are also reporting obligations and documentation requirements to prove compliance with standards.
The main contractor is often obliged to check the subcontractor's compliance with legal requirements. This may include checking working conditions, insurance cover and compliance with reporting obligations. Sometimes the main contractor is also liable for breaches by the subcontractor.
Yes, harmonised regulations apply within the EU, such as the EU Posting of Workers Directive, which are binding for all member states. When posting to third countries, the national regulations of the respective country apply, which can vary greatly.
Violations of posting regulations can result in fines, back payments of wages and social security contributions or other criminal consequences. They may also result in exclusion from public contracts.
As a rule, posted workers remain covered by social security in their home country, as evidenced by forms such as the A1 certificate in the EU. However, there are agreements between countries that regulate social security cover and avoid double insurance.
This depends on the duration of the posting and the tax agreement between the home country and the host country. As a rule, there is a limit (e.g. 183 days within one year) below which the employees are still liable to pay tax in their home country.
Bogus self-employment refers to the problem of workers being declared as self-employed although they actually work as employees. This can occur when subcontractors are seconded in order to circumvent regulations on social security contributions and labour law.
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