Call for evidence on improving effectiveness of Posted Workers Directive

Close date: 26 July 2012

The Government has issued a call for evidence on the European Commission's proposals for a Posting of Workers Enforcement Directive. This seeks to improve the implementation and enforcement of the Posted Workers Directive (96/71/EC). The draft proposals aim to: clarify the situations that may be classed as a posting; improve cooperation between member states about potential evasions or contraventions of the Directive; set out mechanisms for the cross-border enforcement of penalties levied on employers that have not met their liabilities under the Directive; and introduce a system of joint and several liability for contractors in the construction sector.
Consultation document: EU proposals for a Posting of Workers Enforcement Directive (PDF format, 198K) (on the BIS website)