Posting of workers: new Directive and Bill

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Date:
26 Jul 2018

Newsflash

By:
Dorothée David

Publication of the new Directive on posting workers

Directive 2018/957 of 28 June 2018 concerning the posting of workers was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 9 July 2018. The Directive must be transposed by member states into their national legislation by 30 July 2020.

Directive 2018/957 modifies Directive 96/71 on the posting of workers within the framework of the provision of services. Until it is transposed into internal law, the provisions of Directive 96/71 continue to apply in their current version.

The main changes introduced by the new Directive on posting workers will be the subject of a Newsflash soon.

OJ EU - Directive (EU) 2018/957 of 28 June 2018

Bill: exemption of declaration for certain short-term postings

According to Bill no. 7319, submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on 20 June 2018, the obligations relating to declaring postings would no longer apply to the following short-term placements:

  • qualified or specialist employees of a company based abroad who come to Luxembourg to carry out servicing, maintenance or repair work on machines, for a maximum period of work no longer than 5 calendar days per month;
  • employees of a company based abroad who come to Luxembourg in order to work in roles such as trainer, lecturer or speaker, or in order to attend training sessions, conference or meetings relating to work, as long as these activities do not exceed 5 calendar days per month.

Another purpose of the Bill is to adapt the provisions governing health and safety coordinators following on from the Constitutional Court’s decree no. 117/15 of 26 March 2015, as well as to revise the provisions relating to the Inspectorate of Labour and Mines.

 

Bill no. 7319