Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS MILOG ACT ABOUT?
The German Minimum Wage Act (MILOG - Mindestlohngesetz - Minimum Wage Act) entered into force on January, the 1st of 2015 and concerns, among others, international hauliers making transport or cabotage operations in Germany and/or posting workers to Germany (including temporary employment agencies). Pursuant to Article 16, foreign companies are under the obligation to send an advanced declaration of the deployment of their drivers in Germany prior to any supply of work or services and to provide to workers posted to Germany the same employment and remuneration conditions as those applying to German workers.
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WHO IS AFFECTED BY MILOG OBLIGATIONS ?
La legge non riguarda gli autotrasportatori che transitano in Germania (sono considerati in transito anche i trasporti occasionali di persone a porte chiuse).
SINCE WHEN IS MILOG VALID?
The law came into force on 01/01/2015.
Since that date, companies must send advanced communications about postings and transport operations in Germany to the German Customs.
Since 01/01/2017 notifications can be sent both via fax and via the Customs website Meldeportal-Mindestlohn.de. Meanwhile, starting from 01/07/2017, only notifications sent via the Customs website will be accepted.
WHY DO I HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT?
Failure to comply with German notification rules for foreign-domiciled employers or to ensure employment conditions as stipulated in the German law are considered as an administrative offence. The non-respect of those obligations can be punished by fines up to €30.000 and the failure to ensure remuneration and working conditions to posted workers is punishable by fines up to €500.000 .
You can deal with everything connected with this issue from comfort of your office on our website https://www.milog-de.eu/.
WHICH DOCUMENTS DO I HAVE TO HAVE WHEN I ENTER GERMANY?
The requirement to notify and make documentation available to customs falls under the employers’ obligation. It means that individual drivers are not required to carry documentation relating to their deployment.
All others mandatory documents (employment contract, time sheets, payslips, etc.) must be kept by the company in its headquarters and made available upon request to the German authorities.
I AM INTERESTED. HOW CAN I START?
Sign up on our website and we will send you an immediate reply with simple instructions and appropriate documentation to comply with this new regulation.
WHAT CAN MOVE EXPERT RESOLVE FOR US?
- 1. Providing you with the necessary documents and online administration of all clients.
- 2. Ensuring the delivery of the advanced communications to the Italian Ministry of Labour and providing back to you the proof of delivery.
- 3. Cooperating with Italian authorities in case of control.
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR SERVICE COST? WHAT IS INCLUDED IN IT?
Our services are cost effective and the most competitive offer on the market.
You will only pay a fixed annual amount depending on the number of declarations you will need us to send:
1 to 10 declarations sent: €75 excluding tax
11 to 25 declarations sent: €150 excluding tax
26 to 50 declarations sent: €250 excluding tax
51 to 100 declarations sent: €350 excluding tax
More than 100 declarations sent: €500 excluding tax
In the case of control and only upon request from your company, MOVE EXPERT can assist you with linguistic and practical interventions in response to the German authorities. In this case, we will charge you with a fee of €100 for each control.
DO YOU OFFER ARCHIVING OPTIONS?
According to the Milog Act, the company is responsible for storing documents whereas the translation in German will be necessary only upon request from the authorities. The documents to be stored are all the documents linked to the posting of the worker: employment contract, time sheets, pay slips, proofs of payment of wages and A1 form. If any additional documents are requested for inspection by customs they shall also be made available to the relevant authority without delay. You will need to store these documents for 24 months after the end of the posting.
WHY CHOOSE MOVE EXPERT?
We offer you:
• Competitive prices
• Service fees only if in case of controls, you request our assistance
• Customer friendly online registration and online administration
• No complicated Excel files
• Dedicated website in English and all major European languages
• An expert team ready to assist you
• Customer care always happy help you
• Communication in most native languages
WHY IS MOVE EXPERT BETTER THAN THE COMPETITION?
We offer professional services at an unbeatable price. Instead of paying a high price per declaration per year, you pay a reduced annual fee and extra service fee only if our assistance is required with the German authorities. If that’s not enough to convince you, you can manage all your documents on our app and we have a customer care operating in your native language which can assist you at every step. We are very reactive. We will be alert to any new information that will arise from authorities or operational feedback due to our online system that can communicate in real time with all customers.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?
Contact us at email@example.com or/and register at https://www.milog-de.eu/.