POSTING OF TEMPORARY WORKERS IN GERMANY. WILL THE END OF TRANSITIONAL PERIOD REALLY HELP?

Tereza Kunertová, Martin Štefko

Abstract


As of May 1, 2011 the last two member states of the European Union, Austria and Germany, have opened their job markets to the new member states joining the European Union in 2004 (incl.Czech Republic). From now on workers coming from the new member states are entitled to enter the job markets in Germany without a need to apply for any kind of work permit. However, it does not apply to the temporary-work agencies (employers) who would like to temporarily post their workers on the German labor market. Therefore, the aim of the article is to illustrate whether and how the end of the transitional period has influenced the German legislation on temporary work agencies. Further, as work agencies represent a service in the union sense, the European law perspective is analyzed.


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