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Act on Mandatory Working Conditions for Workers Posted Across Borders and for Workers Regularly Employed in Germany
(Arbeitnehmer-Entsendegesetz – AEntG)

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Übersetzung durch das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Translation provided by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) durch Art. 1 des Gesetzes vom 28. Juni 2023 (BGBl. 2023 I Nr. 172).
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Division 1
Section 1Purpose
Division 2
General working conditions
Section 2General working conditions
Section 2aRemuneration
Section 2bCrediting of allowance for posting
Division 3
Working conditions based on collective agreements
Section 3Working conditions based on collective agreements
Section 4Sectors
Section 5Working conditions
Section 6Special provisions
Section 7Statutory instrument in cases under section 4 (1)
Section 7aStatutory instrument in cases under section 4 (2)
Section 8Employer’s obligation to guarantee working conditions
Section 9Waiver, forfeiture
Division 4
Working conditions in care sector
Section 10Scope of application
Section 11Statutory instrument
Section 12Appointment of Commission
Section 12aRecommendations on working conditions
Section 13Legal consequences
Division 4a
Working conditions in trade in cross-border transport of euro cash
Section 13aEqual status
Division 4b
Additional working conditions for workers employed in Germany for more than 12 months by employers established abroad
Section 13bAdditional working conditions
Section 13cCalculating period of employment in Germany
Division 5
Enforcement under civil law
Section 14Employer’s liability
Section 15Legal venue
Section 15aUser enterprise’s information requirements as regards temporary workers posted across borders
Division 6
Control and enforcement by governmental agencies
Section 16Competence
Section 17Powers of customs authorities and other authorities
Section 18Notification requirement
Section 19Preparation and keeping available of documents
Section 20Cooperation between domestic and foreign authorities
Section 21Exclusion from public procurement procedures
Section 22(repealed)
Section 23Regulatory fines provisions
Division 7
Cross-border enforcement
Section 24Scope
Section 25Competence
Section 26Internal Market Information System
Section 27Content of outgoing requests
Section 28Handling of outgoing requests
Section 29Handling of incoming requests
Section 30Refusal of incoming requests
Division 8
Labour and social law advisory services
Section 31Entitlement
Section 32Authorisation to issue statutory instrument
Section 33Duty to provide information in cases of recruitment from abroad
Division 9
Special rules and transitional provisions
Subdivision 1
Special rules for certain activities performed by workers employed by employers established abroad
Section 34Initial assembly and installation work
Section 35Specific activities without a recipient of services in Germany
Subdivision 2
Special rules for the road transport sector
Section 36Drivers employed in Germany by employers established abroad
Section 37Bilateral transport operations in relation to goods
Section 38Bilateral transport operations in relation to passengers
Section 39Combined transport operations
Section 40Transit
Subdivision 3
Transitional provisions
Section 41Transitional provisions concerning long-term posting
Section 42Transitional provisions concerning the building industry