What is a posted worker?

A posted worker is a worker who, for a limited period, carries out his or her work in an EU member state other than the state in which he or she normally works. Posted workers may be sent to another EU member state to carry out work for their employer's customers or clients, or to work for a subsidiary or associated employer established in that other state. Workers who are hired by an employment or placement agency to carry out work for a client in another EU member state are also posted workers.