Contracts for work in concrete factories

The slow death of a flexibility model

Two years ago, I reported at this congress on the difficulties involved in establishing an “indisputable” contract for work. The problems highlighted at that time are still existing. Contracts for works often fail due to the fact that the external contractors are integrated in the internal workflows or due to the fact that the work contractor does not bear any real entrepreneurial risk at all. The legal consequences of a sham contracting agreement are very unpleasant: There are uncertain topics like illegitimate contract staffing, withholding of social security contributions and the evasion of...

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