Revision of the EU Posting of Workers Directive

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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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