EU Posting of Workers Directives at a Glance

EU Posting of Workers Directives: EU Registration Obligations and Equal Pay Principle

About EU Posting of Workers Directives at a Glance

The introduction of labour law related registration obligations in Europe and the Equal Pay requirement due to the reform of the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71/EG lead to the fact that various postings within Europe are subject to registration obligations and need to be notified with the competent Labour Authorities in the destination country prior to the commencement of the posting.

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Purpose of the registration is to enable the Authorities to monitor compliance with mandatory working conditions (especially minimum wage and mandatory working hours, etc.).

The legal basis for the registration obligations towards and within Europe is the implementation of Directive 2014/67/EU (“Enforcement Directive”).

This was adopted in 2014 in order to implement the requirements of the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71/EG from 1996 in a uniform and reliable manner.

In June 2018, the initial Posting of Workers Directive was revised. The revised Posting of Workers Directive 2018/957/EU is to be transposed into national law by the end of June 2020.

The Enforcement Directive has been implemented in all EU member states, albeit by adopting partly varying national rules. Consequently, different requirements must be observed.



It also remains to be seen how the EU member states will implement the revised Posting of Workers Directive 2018/957/EU. A variety of national peculiarities are expected.

Companies face manifold challenges in connection with EU registration requirements and the revised Posting of Workers Directive 2018/957/EU. The challenges range from external ones – such as various and sometimes complex registration procedures demanding high administrative efforts in the destination countries – to internal ones. The lack of opportunities to track the international assignments of the employees prior to their commencement  as well as the lack of resources to handle the compliance requirements resulting from the initial and the revised Posting of Workers Directive.

Scope of Services

How KPMG can help:

Provision of well-established expertise and comprehensive advice on all PWDs aspects, including application of registration obligations, notification procedures, risk pre-assessments, sanctions, summary procedures and implementation of Equal Pay.

PWD Update Service

Up-to-date information on changes in the realm of the Posting of Workers Directive with a special focus on current case law, changes in administrative practices in destination countries and legislative initiatives to implement the revised Posting of Workers Directive 2018/957/EU.

Training & Webinars

Training of HR, Travel Management and Global Mobility teams by conducting company-tailored sessions or webinars and training in labour law requirements in all destination countries.

Process Solutions and Support

Analysis and design of internal processes, provision of manuals with regard to the process requirements for dealing with EU PWD notifications as well as optimizing the companies‘ structures through helping outsource PWDs processes to internally shared delivery centers, all the way up to supporting companies in establishing such centers.

Managed Legal Service

Full PWDs services including the filing of notifications on behalf of our clients in the EEC and Switzerland; Application of IT-based travel assessment and data gathering solutions; Efficient processing and handling of a large volume of travel through cooperation with our KPMG Shared Delivery Center


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