New rules have been adopted in Europe governing the employment of the 100,000 non-EU seasonal workers who come to the EU every year. Member states, who have until mid-2016 to implement the rules, will still be able to decide how many non-EU workers can enter but must fix a maximum length of stay of between five and nine months per year. Those workers will have some of the same employment rights as EU nationals, particularly in relation to the minimum wage, working hours, dismissal, holidays and health and safety.