INTRODUCING THE BDO LEGAL GUIDE TO THE REVISED POSTED WORKERS DIRECTIVE
28 July 2020
Today, it is increasingly common for employees to be sent across borders to work. When employees are posted in the EU, both EU laws and regulations as well as local ones apply. It can be a big challenge for international employers to keep up-to-date with all the relevant legal requirements, especially since legal frameworks differ from country to country and are constantly subject to change.
BDO Legal has prepared this easy-reference guide on the consequences of the revised Posted Workers Directive (PWD) for employers, focussing on the specific impact in a number key European jurisdictions. It is definitely worthwhile sharing with your external and internal stakeholders, on your website, on your social channels and on your intranet.
Directive (EU) 2018/957, amending Directive 96/71/EC, applies to companies that send employees of any nationality to EU-member states within the context of cross-border service provision, for example, business travellers or seconded workers. The Directive stipulates that EU member states must ensure that employees who are temporarily posted in another member state are treated equally to employees from the host country, in terms of employment benefits.
The revised Posted Workers Directive must be transposed into national laws by 30th July 2020, meaning all EU member states need to have adapted their national legislation to the Directive by this date. This whitepaper brings together an overview of the local regulatory situation in some key European jurisdictions, as of July 2020.