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Employment rights & responsibilities Principles of equality in European Union

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project No. 2016-1-UK01-KA204-24478


European Union job functions EU employment law protects the rights of workers across the EU. These laws often operate differently in different member states as most EU employment law is created at EU level and is then brought into national law by each member state


Areas covered by EU law include: – Working time, part-time and fixed-term work – Protection from discrimination, the protection of pregnant workers and equal pay rights – Informing and consulting workers on workplace issues, including collective redundancies and business transfers – Protection of employees’ rights on a business transfer – Protection of personal data


Employers Employers are responsible for ensuring that all their employees receive certain basic employment rights. These rights are governed by detailed employment legislation. If you employ people or are setting up a business that will employ people you need to be familiar with your responsibilities and your employees’ rights.


If you employ staff, you need to know the basic rules about working hours and guarantee the minimum standards set by the EU directives. You should respect the rules covering minimum daily and weekly rest, breaks, night work as well as annual leave and maximum weekly working time.


Each country has different rules applying to workers. Discover here your rights


Same treatment for all the workers As an employer, you have a right to hire staff from any EU country. Same treatment is a fundamental asset of European Union – salary, paid annual leave etc. cannot be based on nationalityJobseekers from an EU country do not need a work permit to work in another EU country.


No discriminations in the EU job market You can ask job applicants from other EU countries to demonstrate the language skills needed for the job, but the level of language knowledge required must be reasonable for the post. It is also prohibited by law to discriminate because of: gender (e.g. parental leave, promotion, pay) racial or ethnic origin religion or belief disability age sexual orientation.


Social security in Europe EU rules coordinate national systems to make sure people moving to another EU country do not lose their social security cover (for example pension rights and healthcare) and always know which national laws apply to them. Under EU rules, someone can be subject to only 1 country's social security laws at a time - so they must pay their social security contributions in that country only.


Protection of personal data The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the EU on 25 May 2018. This regulation significantly increases employers' obligations and responsibilities in relation to how they collect, use and protect personal data. You can read more about data protection law on this fact sheet.


What about workers’ rights of non EU nationals Non-EU nationals may have the right to work in an EU country or to be treated equally with EU nationals as regards conditions of work. These rights depend on their status as family members of EU nationals and on their own nationality.


There are three cases European countries not belonging to European Union that participate to European Union programmes (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Switzerland) Countries with an agreement with EU Countries with no agreement with EU Chech your condition at this link


Areas covered of ERR of European Union non-EU nationals who are long-term residents in the EU the right to family reunification admission for non-EU researchers admission for students, exchange pupils, unpaid training or voluntary service the rights of highly-skilled workers from outside the EU (EU blue card scheme) simplified entry procedures and rights for all non-EU migrant workers conditions of entry and residence of seasonal workers from non-EU countries conditions of entry and residence of non-EU nationals in the framework of an intracorporate transfer.


Which rules do apply to me when moving to a EU country? Check at this link of the European Union website to verify all the details regarding social & working conditions.


European Union supports you If you want to submit an official inquiry, European Union has foreseen a service called ÂŤYour Europe AdviceÂť about any element regarding EU law. Questions about national laws cannot be answered.


For further information along ERR Check elements related to: Living Studying Working, Shopping Travelling Doing business (as a business)


Thank you! This material has been designed by Marco De Cave & Francesco Zaralli APS Futuro Digitale m.decave@futurodigitale.org f.zaralli@futurodigitale.org wao.courses@gmail.com Keep in touch for individual support !

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project No. 2016-1-UK01-KA204-24478

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