Posted Worker

A posted worker is a worker who is sent by his employer to another EU (host) country for a limited period of time under a service contract, an intra-corporate posting or a posting by a temporary work agency. This temporary work assignment can concern different sectors and industries, e.g. construction, services, IT and others. The term comes from the Posted Workers Directive (EU law), which aims to prevent wage and social dumping within the EU. The Posted Workers Directive ensures that posted workers are treated in the same way as workers employed in the EU host country.