In our last Posting of workers alert, we discussed the latest developments with regard to the proposed revision of the EU Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC). On 28 February 2018 the EU Council, EU Parliament and the EU Commission agreed upon the main contours of the agreement to revise the Posting of Workers Directive.
Background of the revision
The Posting of Workers Directive and the Enforcement Directive (2014/67/EU) aim to ensure a fair level playing field between undertakings established within the EU, as well as to avoid social dumping of employees (especially in the construction industry). In 2016 a new, third, pillar was proposed to guarantee social protection of posted workers throughout the EU: the significant revision of the Posting of Workers Directive. The EU Commission proposed this reform to address unfair practices and promote the principle of equal pay for equal work at the same work place.
In this alert we set out the main elements of the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive.
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