Notice of economic activities for acting as intermediary of temporary agency work

Temporary agency work is a tripartite relationship, where an employer (temporary work agency) concludes an employment contract with a temporary agency worker to assign them to work temporarily for a third person (user undertaking) under the directions and supervision thereof.

If you wish to start activity as an intermediary of temporary agency labour, you must submit a notice of economic activities to the register of economic activities before commencing with economic activities. You can do that via the State Portal or a notary.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is responsible for maintaining and processing the register of economic activities.

Temporary agency work and intermediation of temporary agency work is regulated by the following legislation:

Cross-border activity

If an undertaking is established and acts as an intermediary of temporary agency work in another Contracting State of the European Economic Area, but also wishes to operate in the same area of activity in Estonia, then the activity of such an undertaking is subject to the requirements provided by the Commercial Code of the Republic of Estonia.

With permanent intermediation of temporary agency workers, the foreign undertaking must register a branch in the Estonian business register and submit a notice of economic activities to the registrar. A notice of economic activities is not necessary for undertakings of the Contracting States of the European Economic Area who provide the service in Estonia on a temporary basis.

Information about acting as an intermediary of temporary agency work in another state of the European Economic Area is available at the EUGO Point of Single Contact of the relevant state.

Completing and submitting a notice

A notice of economic activities must include the following general information:

  • in the case of an undertaking, which is a legal person, the name and registry code, in the absence thereof, the relevant identification code of the country of its seat (the numerical or letter combination equal to the registration number);
  • in the case of a sole proprietor, the name and registry code, in the absence thereof, the personal identification code or date of birth and the name and number of the identity document; contact details (telephone number, e-mail address and postal address) of the undertaking;
  • in the case of an undertaking of another Contracting State or a third country, the address of its seat if it differs from the postal address; the name of the area of activity pursuant to law (acting as intermediary of temporary agency work) and the name and code in accordance with the classification established pursuant to subsection 4 (6) of the Commercial Code (temporary employment agency activities, EMTAK classification code 78201);
  • the date of commencement of economic activities in the relevant area of activity if it differs from the date of submission of the notice of economic activities; the date of termination of economic activities if the economic activities are planned for a specified term;
  • the name and contact details (telephone number and e-mail) of the person signing the notice, in the case of a legal person also the basis for representation (member of the management board or authorisation).

You can submit a notice of economic activities to the register of economic activities:

If you submit a notice of economic activities through a notary, the notary forwards the notice to the register of economic activities through the Estonian information portal within the working day following its submission at the latest. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications sends documents and other information to you through the notary if you have so requested upon submission through notary of a notice addressed to the economic administrative authority.

A notary fee is applied when submitting a notice through a notary. No state fee is applied for registering as an intermediary of temporary agency work.

Amending the data on a notice of economic activities

The register of economic activities must be notified of any changes to the general information of a notice of economic activities immediately, but no later than within 5 working days, stating the changed information in the notice.

A notice on change in the general information concerning economic activities can be submitted:

If you submit a notice on change in the general information concerning economic activities through a notary, the notary forwards the notice to the register of economic activities through the Estonian information portal within the working day following its submission at the latest. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications sends documents and other information to you through the notary if you have so requested upon submission through notary of a notice.

Renouncement of economic activities

In case of renouncement of economic activities, please submit a notice on renouncement of economic activities to the register of economic activities, stating the date of termination of economic activities.

In case of temporary renouncement of economic activities, please notify the register of economic activities of the dates of renouncement and re-commencement of economic activities.

You can submit the notice on renouncement of economic activities:

If you submit a notice on renouncement of economic activities through a notary, the notary forwards the notice to the register of economic activities through the Estonian information portal within the working day following its submission at the latest. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications sends documents and other information to you through the notary if you have expressed such wish upon submission through notary of a notice.

Supervision

The Ministry of Social Affairs exercises governmental administrative supervision over undertakings and the compliance of their economic activities.

Contact details

Substantive information

Maria Pihl, Ministry of Social Affairs, tel: +372 6269 199, e-mail: maria.pihl@sm.ee

Registry information and technical questions

Register of Economic Activities, tel: +372 668 7080, e-mail: register@mkm.ee

Last amended: 12-10-2016 16:56 | Compiled by: Ministry of Social Affairs