The posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services: Main amendments brought to Directive 96/71/EC
16 - 20 July 2018
Directive 96/71/EC on the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services was amended by Directive 2018/957/EU, published on July 9, 2018, in order to ensure that a fair balance is struck between the freedom to provide services within the European Union, loyal competition, respectively the social protection of workers by promoting social justice.
One of the main amendments imposes on employers the obligation to grant/guarantee to posted workers the remuneration (and not only the minimum wage) regulated in the host Member State by means of both statutory and administrative provisions and, where applicable, by collective agreements or arbitration awards which have been declared universally applicable. In what follows, we will present the amendments brought to Directive 96/71/EC.
Companies may issue dividends quarterly
Companies are granted the possibility of issuing dividends quarterly, as per law no. 163/2018 published in the Official Gazette on July 13, 2018. The new law entered into force on July 15, 2018.