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How temporary work
with Amicus works

Legal basis

Private Employment Agencies need an official approval. The issuing and supervisory authority is the competent regional Directorate of the Federal Employment Service (Bundesagentur für Arbeit).
Additionally, the provisions of the German Act on the Provision of Manpower (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetzes, AÜG) apply.

The law does not define the commercial/industrial assignment of personnel as ‘temporary work’ or ‘personnel leasing’, but as ‘loan employment’. It differentiates between agency workers (temporary personnel), employers (employment agencies) and user businesses (customers of employers).

Important feature

Temporary employees (agency workers) do not perform their work in their employer’s (the employment agency’s) business, but at workplaces in the premises of another employer (the user business).

Collective agreements

Amicus is a member of the German Association of Private Employment Agencies (Bundesverband Zeitarbeit Personal-Dienstleistungen e. V., BZA).
Therefore, we are bound to the collective agreements made between the BZA and the German Trade Union Federation (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, DGB).

Employer function

Amicus employees are permanently employed personnel. In each case, the legal basis of the employment is a written employment contract. This contract rules all common aspects as trial period, compensation, vacation with pay, continued pay (i.e., in case of sickness) and notice terms as well as social benefits as deferred compensation, additional food expenditures, vacation and Christmas bonuses.

Supply capability

Currently, Amicus employs over 800 people with different social backgrounds and professional careers. Our customers may therefore make use of the services of qualified workers for almost any field of activity:

Production & Technology Administration & Management
Unskilled and semi-skilled workers Personnel with commercial training
Skilled workers Personnel with commercial training and expertise in special fields
Master craftsmen, highly skilled technicians, academically trained engineers Personnel with higher education

Occupational control delegated to user businesses

While the disciplinary control with respect to our employees remains with Amicus, occupational control, i.e., the employer’s authority to give directions, is transferred to our customers.
This approach ensures – unlike contracts for work – that Amicus employees are fully integrated in the operational processes of the respective user business.
This means that our customers direct who shall do what, where and how in their companies.
The result is that an Amicus customer always remains the master of his own house.

Assignments unlimited in time

Thanks to the amendment of the Act on the Provision of Manpower of January 2004, the duration of an assignment is no longer limited to 12 months, but may be unlimited in time.

Remuneration of the service

The basis of the relationship between Amicus and its customers is – as required by law – the written agreement on the provision of manpower.
Besides other data, it bindingly states the mutually agreed-upon hourly cost rate.
Additionally, every customer confirms the working hours delivered each week by its legally binding signature.
The hourly rate and the number of working hours delivered determine the amount to be charged.

Proof of quality

Over 60 percent of our commercial employees are transferred to traditional employments by our customers.
In the technical/industrial field, the transfer rate ranges between 30 and 40 percent depending on the actual branch of industry.