Hire contractors in Germany

Hiring contractors in Germany? Rippling can help you onboard and pay German contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Germany—while staying compliant with local laws. 

Avg Time to Hiring

Less than 5 minutes



Time Zone

GMT+2 (Berlin)

Ready to hire a contractor in Germany?

Book a 30-minute demo to see how Rippling can help you hire and onboard a contractor in Germany in under 90 seconds.

at a glance

Hiring contractors in Germany can be a rollercoaster

It can be daunting to hire German independent contractors. You have to classify them correctly according to the regulations set out by the German Federal Labor Court. And you need to determine the amount of risk you’re taking, by confirming which business structure they’re operating under: a UG, GmbH, Liberal Professional, or Sole Proprietorship. With Rippling, you can easily determine all of the above and grow your global team quickly and compliantly.

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Support your German contractors right out of the box with Rippling

Simplified Onboarding

Onboard contractors in Germany in 90 seconds

Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your German contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.

Global Workforce Management

Seamlessly transition contractors to employees

As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.


Set up and manage your German contractors’ IT needs

Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.

Contractor Compensation

Easily pay German contractors in EUR

Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.