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Are you looking for subcontractors? We provide the best subcontractors from Eastern Europe

Are you looking for a reliable and competent subcontractor for your company? Then get in touch with us! We provide certified subcontractors from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Baltic States, Romania and Ukraine. Our workers speak German and can be used within 7 days at the place of work be.

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We provide certified subcontractors for almost all industries:

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Time & cost saving

You don't have to worry about anything. We take care of the entire process: Organization, contracts, permits, travel, accommodation, meals and on-site support.

Legally compliant mediation

We only place temporary workers and subcontractors from Eastern Europe with Certificates and flawless References. Our contracts are Legally compliant and safe.

German-speaking staff

Our skilled workers from Eastern Europe speak sufficient good German and can be used within 7 days be at the place of work. For large projects we also send German-speaking coordinators.

Subcontractors from abroad - your advantages

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Subcontractors from Eastern Europe

Subcontractors from Eastern Europe give clients in Germany the opportunity to complete their projects on time and without delay. Whether in industry, construction, production, logistics, - many projects everywhere suffer from a lack of skilled workers. That is why the demand for Eastern European subcontractors is increasing.

German companies benefit from this: In sectors such as logistics, production, industry, crafts and transport, they are finding it difficult to recruit suitable employees on the labour market. In many sectors, the demand for qualified employees clearly exceeds the supply. 

Subcontractors from Eastern Europe can offer their services in Germany thanks to the freedom to provide services. The subcontractor from Eastern Europe has his company headquarters abroad. The basis for the work in Germany is the work contract, which complies with German legislation. Employees in Germany need an identity card or a valid passport.


The obligations for principals in Germany

For clients from Germany, it is sometimes very difficult to find a reliable subcontractor from Eastern Europe who has properly completed all the declarations. In addition, they must register each individual employee from Eastern Europe with customs. Only then is it legally guaranteed that the workers from Eastern Europe receive the legally mandated minimum wage. The workers are subject to compulsory social insurance. In the case of limited employment or employment for up to 24 months, the subcontractor takes over the payment based on the country of destination. This must also be proven. 

Employees must have health insurance. They can choose through which health insurance company they want to be insured. Evidence should be sent and all contributions paid. 

We, Temporary Employment International, support you in the legally secure placement of subcontractorsfrom Eastern Europe.

Are you looking for subcontractors or temporary workers from Eastern Europe? 

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We mediate subcontractors from Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Hungary, Croatia, Ukraine, Slovakia as well as temporary workers from Eastern Europe. Trust our experience in subcontracting.

Required evidence for Subcontractor

There are some obligations that must be observed when using subcontractors from Eastern Europe in Germany.

We, Temporary Work International, are a strong link between client and subcontractor from Eastern Europe. Our Hankwerkers from Poland, Baltic States, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic as well as Ukraine we place individually according to your requirements and ensure compliance with legal regulations, deadlines and agreements. We take care of the organisation, licensing, contracts, transport and accommodation of subcontractors from Eastern Europe on site.


Employ subcontractors from Eastern Europe in a legally secure manner

In a subcontract, the subcontractor from Eastern Europe undertakes vis-à-vis the main contractor to perform a definable part of a work on his own responsibility. The parties to a subcontract are always the subcontractor and the main contractor. There is no contractual relationship between the principal of the main contractor and the subcontractor. However, the respective contracts between the first contractor and the main contractor and between the main contractor and the subcontractor are interrelated. The subcontract takes into account the obligations of the main contractor towards its principal.

A subcontract creates legal certainty between the parties by clarifying unresolved legal issues in advance, if possible.

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Frequently asked questions

A subcontractor is an independent contractor who is commissioned by the main contractor to carry out certain tasks. A subcontractor is a person or company that carries out specific work or services as part of a larger project. Subcontractors usually take on sub-projects or specific tasks within a larger project or service.

They work under the direction of the main contractor, but are legally independent. They are also often responsible for their employees and working methods. The relationship between the main contractor and the subcontractor is often governed by a contract. This contract specifies the fees, payments and other important details.

A subcontractor is considered to be self-employed. Subcontractors work independently and often run their own business or operate as sole traders. They are responsible for their own taxes, insurance and other legal obligations in connection with their work. 

Although they work under the direction of the main contractor, they retain autonomy over their working methods and schedules. Subcontractors are commissioned to carry out specific tasks or projects and may work with several clients at the same time.  This type of work gives subcontractors flexibility and control over their professional endeavours.

The cost of a subcontractor per hour can vary greatly depending on various factors such as work location, industry, qualifications & experience, type of service, scope for negotiation. In some cases, hourly rates for subcontractors can range from €20 to €200 or more.

As a subcontractor, there are various ways to obtain orders and build business relationships. Here are some strategies that can help you: professional networks, online platforms, references and recommendations, tenders and job offers, trade fairs and events, subcontractor placement agencies.

As a rule, any entrepreneur or company can employ subcontractors to outsource or delegate certain tasks or projects. This applies to sole traders as well as larger companies and organisations. Subcontractors are often used to provide specific expertise or resources that may not be available in-house.

To set up a subcontractor, you first need relevant skills or expertise in a specific area. A business licence or registration, equipment and tools are also required. Depending on the type of work, insurance may also be required.

In addition, the maintenance of financial records and the fulfilment of tax obligations are essential aspects of operating a subcontractor.

Liability for subcontractors may vary depending on the contract and jurisdiction. In general, the main contractor is responsible for ensuring that subcontractors comply with safety regulations, quality standards and legal requirements. However, subcontractors are often responsible for their actions. This also applies to damages, injuries or breaches of contract that occur in the course of their work.

A subcontractor must submit various certificates to prove its suitability and legality when carrying out orders. These include

  • Trade licence or entry in the commercial register
  • Tax number or VAT identification number
  • Proof of insurance
  • Professional qualifications or certificates
  • Work permits or residence permits
  • References or letters of recommendation

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There are several important points to bear in mind when using subcontractors:

  • Clearly defined contracts 
  • Selection of reliable and qualified subcontractors
  • Compliance with legal regulations and statutory provisions 
  • Open communication and regular coordination 
  • Monitoring the performance and quality of subcontractors 
  • Financial aspects such as the payment of bills should be considered in good time
  • Risk management strategies
  • Compliance with ethical standards and corporate values
  • A good relationship and cooperation between the main company and the subcontractors

Temporary workers, commonly referred to as temporary or agency workers, are not considered subcontractors. They may perform tasks for a company under the direction of the company or a contractor. However, they are employed by a recruitment agency and do not work as independent persons.  The legal relationship and responsibilities therefore differ from those of a subcontractor. The personnel service provider generally assumes the duties of the employer, e.g. payroll accounting, social benefits and liability.

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A freelancer is not necessarily a subcontractor. Although both types of workers can provide services to a company on a contractual basis, there are important differences. A freelancer usually works independently and may have multiple clients, similar to a subcontractor.

However, unlike a subcontractor, a freelancer cannot always operate as an independent business unit and may not take the same level of responsibility for their work.  In addition, the legal relationships and contracts between freelancers and subcontractors may differ, with the former often being subject to labour law provisions and regulations rather than subcontractor contracts.