Registering employees with a foreign connection in the Minimum Wage Notification Portal (Meldeportal Mindestlohn) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

You must give notification using the Minimum Wage Notification Portal if your employee works in one of the following industries: Construction Hotels and catering Passenger transport Freight, transportation and related logistics Fairgrounds Forestry Cleaning of buildings Companies involved in setting up and dismantling trade fairs and exhibitions Meat and meat-processing Prostitution You must enter the following information: Employees name and date of birth Start date and length of employment or assignment Place of work Place in Germany where the documents are kept Name and address of the person responsible/agency You will also need somebody in Germany to whom post can be sent, and when giving notification, you must provide their name and address.

For foreign-domiciled employers: declaration that you comply with the minimum wage For employers based in Germany: declaration by the foreign-domiciled posting employer that they comply with the minimum wage


Forms: N/A Can I do it online? Yes Do I need to do it in writing? No Do I need to attend in person? No

Generalzolldirektion (GZD), Zentrale Auskunftsstelle Zoll
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Preconditions
You are an employer headquartered abroad and your staff work in Germany, or You are an employer headquartered in Germany and you employ at least one temporary worker from abroad. The worker you have hired works in one of the following industries: Construction Hotels and catering Passenger transport Freight, transportation and related logistics Fairgrounds Forestry Cleaning of buildings Companies involved in setting up and dismantling trade fairs and exhibitions Meat and meat-processing Prostitution.

Hints

Von der Meldepflicht bestehen teilweise Ausnahmen, unter anderem bei: 

  • verstetigtem Arbeitsentgelt von mehr als EUR 2.958 brutto monatlich
  • regelmäßigem Monatsentgelt von über EUR 2.000 brutto, wenn für die letzten 12 Monate nachweislich gezahlt 
  • Familienangehörigen des Arbeitgebers

Die Meldepflicht ist in einigen Branchen (zum Beispiel Straßenverkehr) dahingehend abgewandelt, dass weniger Angaben erforderlich sind. Über die Ausnahmen zu den Meldepflichten informiert der Zoll auf seiner Internetseite.

The employer must give notification online on the Minimum Wage Notification Portal. Register on the Minimum Wage Notification Portal Confirm your email address and log in Complete all the necessary information, upload the supporting documents and click Übermitteln (submit) You will receive confirmation of receipt, showing the notification ID and the date and time of your notification

Responsible for the content
Bundesministerium der Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)

Last update or date of publication
15.07.2021