On 23 January 2020, the Government submitted to the Chamber of Deputies a bill nr. 7516 (the "Bill") transposing the Directive adopted on 28 June 2018 by the European Parliament and the Council, which aims at revising the 1996 Directive on the posting of workers.
The transposition of the Directive was due to take place by 30 January 2020 at the latest.
The 2018 Directive extends the core of mandatory rules which will need to be complied with by companies posting employees on the territory of other Member States to (i) the health, hygiene and safety conditions of the accommodation offered by the employer to posted workers and (ii) the allowances and/or reimbursements of their expenses to cover their travel, accommodation and food costs.
The Bill fully integrates these new elements (albeit with certain clarifications) which shall apply to employees seconded to Luxembourg, and adds the following new measures designed to further ensure the protection of posted workers:
Finally, the Bill also clarifies the scope of the provisions it transposes by expressly including the posting of temporary workers and excluding the road transportation sector.
As the Bill has only just been submitted, it is likely that it will be amended in the course of the parliamentary work.