The revised Posted Workers Directive was signed on 28 June 2018 but Member States have until 30 July 2020 to adapt their legislation to the new secondment rules and to apply them.  

The revised rules bring changes in three main areas: the remuneration of posted workers, long-term postings and temporary agency workers.

What the impact of the new rules will be depends on how far Member States have already gone towards implementing the current Posted Workers Directive.

However, global organisations must bear in mind that in two years’ time, local legislation may apply when seconding employees within and to Europe.

Sophie Maes, partner at Claeys & Engels