POSTED WORKER REMINDER: Notification May Be Required on 30 July

July 27, 2020


On 30 July 2020 the newest Posted Worker Directive will need to be transposed into national legislations of all EU and EEA countries. One of the key  changes in the Directive is the requirement to apply an extended set of host country working condition regulations to a posting if the posting lasts more than 12 months. This 12 month period can be extended to 18 months by filing a motivated notification to the authorities.

The process through which to file such motivated notification various by country – some countries are updating their online PWN system to incorporate this new requirement, while other countries e.g. require a separate email to be sent to the responsible authorities. The approach to postings already lasting more than 12, but less than 18 months on 30 July also varies by country. For example, for any postings already lasting between 12-18 months on 30 July, The Netherlands automatically extends the 12 to 18 months, while Belgium requires the motivated notification to be filed on the 30 July through an electronic form which will only become available on that day.

Our Advice

Newland Chase reminds all employers to check if they have any posted workers on postings between 12-18 months on 30 July, and to check on the motivated notification requirements for those countries, if they want to extend the period of only applying the core host country working requirements to 18 months.

Please consult your Newland Chase immigration specialist or contact us for case-by-case assessment of administrative requirements.

For more information on the new Directive, review the following resources: