Under the revised rules voted by the European Parliament on May 29, 2018, employees seconded temporarily to another EU country must get equal pay for equal work in the same place. The revised rules aim to ensure better protection for seconded employees and fair competition for companies.
All of the host country’s remuneration rules must apply to these employees. In addition to legal provisions, member states might apply large, representative regional or sectoral collective agreements in any sector of industry.
It has also been agreed that travel, board and accommodation costs may (no longer) be deducted from the employees’ remuneration. Employers will also have to ensure that the accommodation conditions for the employees are decent and in line with national rules.
Member States are given two years to implement the rules in their national legislation.