Posted Workers - Their Rights and Entitlements

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 11 October 2010
Jeffrey Greene
McCann FitzGerald
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We asked Jeffrey Greene of McCann FitzGerald to examine the current rights and entitlements for “posted workers”. Employers unaware of the law in this area may find themselves dragged into a Gama-like controversy, or subject to litigation in foreign jurisdictions, for failing to comply with minimum employment requirements.


As the provision of cross-border services increased between Member States in the late 1980s, a number of issues of concern began to emerge:

* the potential for exploitation of foreign workers where inferior terms and conditions were applied to them in a host country;
* the potential undermining of local terms and conditions by the use of cheaper foreign labour

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Jeffrey Greene
McCann FitzGerald

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