Directive 2014/67 - Enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System ( ‘the IMI Regulation’ ) Text with EEA relevance

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Current status

This directive has been published on May 28, 2014, entered into force on June 17, 2014 and should have been implemented in national regulation on June 18, 2016 at the latest.

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Key information

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Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System ( ‘the IMI Regulation’ ) Text with EEA relevance
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 2014/67
Original proposal COM(2012)131 EN
CELEX number i 32014L0067

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Key dates

Document 15-05-2014
Publication in Official Journal 28-05-2014; OJ L 159 p. 11-31
Effect 17-06-2014; Entry into force Date pub. +20 See Art 25
Deadline 18-06-2019; Review
End of validity 31-12-9999
Transposition 18-06-2016; At the latest See Art 23

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Legislative text

28.5.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 159/11

 

DIRECTIVE 2014/67/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 15 May 2014

on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 53(1) and Article 62 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (2),

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (3),

Whereas:

 

(1)

The free movement of workers, freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services are fundamental principles of the internal market in the Union enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The implementation of those principles is further developed by the Union aimed at guaranteeing a level playing field for businesses and respect for the rights of workers.

 

(2)

The freedom to provide services includes the right of undertakings to provide services in another Member State, to which they may post their own workers temporarily in order to provide those services there. It is necessary for the purpose of the posting of workers to distinguish this freedom from the free movement of workers, which gives every citizen the right to move freely to another Member State to work and reside there for that purpose and protects them against discrimination as regards employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment in comparison to nationals of that Member State.

 

(3)

With respect to workers temporarily posted to carry out work in order to provide services in another Member State than the one in which they habitually carry out their work, Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (4) establishes a core set of clearly defined terms and conditions of employment which are required to be complied with by the service provider in the Member State to which the posting takes place to ensure the minimum protection of the posted workers concerned.

 

(4)

All measures introduced by this Directive should be justified and proportionate so as not to create administrative burdens or to limit the potential that undertakings, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), have to create new jobs, while protecting posted workers.

 

(5)

In order to ensure compliance with Directive 96/71/EC, whilst not putting an unnecessary administrative burden on the service providers, it is essential that the factual elements referred to in the provisions on the identification of a genuine posting and preventing abuse and circumvention in this Directive are considered to be indicative and non-exhaustive. In particular, there should be no requirement that each element is to be satisfied in every posting case.

 

(6)

Notwithstanding the fact that the assessment of the indicative factual elements should be adapted to each specific case and take account of the specificities of the situation, situations representing the same factual elements should not lead to a different legal appreciation or assessment by competent authorities in different Member States.

 

(7)

In order to prevent, avoid and combat abuse and circumvention of the applicable rules by undertakings taking improper or fraudulent advantage of the freedom to provide services...


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