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This year’s Congress is divided into two blocks.


Political day

We dubbed the first day the political one. It concerned the future, including announcements by the European Commission concerning the revision of Directive 96/71/EC, the implementation of the enforcement Directive into Member States' law and the plans of the Administrative Commission to issue a new Practical Guide. We had also pointed out the pressing problem of violations of EU law by the Member States and the discrimination against providing service companies by foreign control bodies.


Expert day

The second day was the expert one. It was devoted to the proper understanding of the laws currently in force. The new Congress formula includes case studies, which illustrate critical issues related to the posting of workers that entrepreneurs face on a day-to-day basis. These traditionally include the unclear meaning of the following phrases: replacing a posted worker and pursuing activities in two countries within the meaning of Regulation No. 883/2004/EC, and significant activities and minimum rates of pay within the meaning of Directive 96/71/EC.


Registered participants had the opportunity to submit questions and cases before the Congress.

Selected topics

1 Are current rules on the posting of workers well aligned with their goals, i.e. the promotion of cross-border provision of services, fair competition and the protection of workers’ rights?
2 How should the provisions of Directive 96/71/EC concerning minimum rates of pay be interpreted? What components and allowances are covered by this term?
3 Where does the cross-border provision of services end and continuous and permanent activity in a Member State begin?
4 How to deal with the incorrect application or violation of EU regulations by authorities and control bodies in host countries?
5 How should the obligation to apply conditions of employment that are more favourable for posted workers be understood?
6 Should trade unions in the host country represent posted workers?
7 Posting vs. business travel – the differences and resulting rights and obligations.