Germany Payroll services, simplified

With PeoplePay, navigating the complex and ever-changing German payroll regulations has never been easier.

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Why use PeoplePay?

Guaranteed Compliance

Robust, compliant payroll and hiring supported by a dedicated Account Manager.

Local Expertise

Avoid international payroll and hiring pitfalls including language barriers, regulations and employment laws.

Lower Costs

Reduced administration, no need for an in-country team, and consolidated, outsourced payroll.
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German Payroll

Get peace of mind with a streamlined, fully-managed payroll solution for one employee upwards.

German HR

Helping you hire in Germany compliantly, steering you through the local HR laws and regulations.

German Payments

Consolidated, one-wire transfers to cover your entire global workforce - at competitive rates.

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Hiring in Germany?

Whether you’re looking for services in Berlin or Frankfurt, our dedicated English-speaking specialists will be there to assist with your expansion.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Employer Responsibilities

In Germany, the following must be adhered to under strict local legislation:

  • Monthly Tax Submissions
  • Health Insurance Reporting
  • Mandatory Accident Insurance
  • Regular Audits
How does payroll work in Germany?

In Germany, employees are generally salaried and paid on a monthly basis. Each employee must be registered with their chosen health insurance, which the employer will need to maintain and process via the payroll. This creates quite a large volume of payments on a monthly basis, however PeoplePay Global will handle this on your behalf.

What are the regulations around leave?

When an employee is sick, they will generally be entitled to 100% pay. Employers receive 80% of that amount back via the health insurance system, providing they do not have over 30 employees. An employee must provide a doctor’s note after three days of sickness, to ensure they remain compensated. For illnesses lasting longer than six weeks, the sick pay is reduced and must continue to provide doctor’s notes until they are able to return to work.

What about dismissing an employee?

Employment rights are very strict in Germany. Therefore before taking any action, we suggest speaking to one of our Employment Law Advisors. For example, notice of termination is usually delivered in person to ensure receipt, otherwise this can be used against the employer. We are able to handle all aspects to ensure compliance throughout the process.

German Payroll & HR Solutions

PeoplePay Global are here to assist with all your Payroll and HR requirements in Germany.

In-Country Employment Contracts

Creation of locally-compliant German employment agreements, ensuring you and your employees are protected in-country. Our experts in Germany will create your bespoke agreement.

Payroll Processing

With global knowledge and local proficiency, we provide a fully-managed payroll solution that handles all the complex tasks, leaving you to focus on your business.

Tax and Labor Law

Germany’s complex legislation can be daunting. Our in-country specialists are an extended member of your team, steering you safely through tax and labor law.

Regulatory Compliance

Our in-country professionals provide a wealth of experience and expertise in Payroll & HR compliance, ensuring your venture complies with ever-changing legislation.

Start-Up Implementation

We’ll ensure you’re operational promptly in accordance with local law, advising on the best route for your business, whether it’s via a legal entity or foreign registration.

Declarations and Audits

Our local specialists will manage and submit annual declarations on your behalf, guaranteeing accurate and prompt reporting to the authorities and also providing support for audits.

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