By Sophie Maes, Firm: Claeys & Engels

On 11 July 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/1149 of 20 June 2019 establishing a European Labour Authority was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The European Labour Authority is expected to be established by 31 July 2019. The authority will support individuals, employers and national authorities to contribute to ensuring fair labour mobility across the EU by:

  • facilitating access to information on rights and obligations regarding labour mobility as well as to relevant services;
  • facilitating and enhancing cooperation between Member States to enforce Union law, including joint inspections;
  • mediating and facilitating a solution in the event of cross-border disputes between Member States;
  • supporting cooperation between Member States in tackling undeclared work.