Greece has implemented the 2014 EU Directive (2014/67) on the posting of workers. This directive will impose requirements on companies that send or receive temporary workers to Greece.
Employers must now notify the appropriate labour inspectorate’s office on or before the worker’s first day working in Greece. The notification must include the worker’s identification details, information regarding the sending and host companies as well as confirmation of the local representative who will act as a liaison between the authorities. The host company must retain certain documents on their files such as employment contracts, proof of salary payment and timesheets.
Notifications must be submitted in writing by the employer or the authorised representative at the Labour Inspectorate’s office. The information that must be included on this notification includes the employee's:
- Passport number
- Related work experience
- Tax number
- Telephone number
- General commercial registry number
Details about the sending company’s legal representative must also be included.