Cyprus: Revised Posted Worker Directive Implemented

February 15, 2021 Lucy Halse

Key Points

  • Cyprus has implemented a Revised Posted Worker Directive
  • 12-month postings can now be extended by six additional months
  • More favorable terms will apply for posted workers whose employment terms with their home country employer are more favorable than Cypriot law
  • Implementation of the Revised Posted Worker Directive is pending in Bulgaria, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Greece, Latvia, Slovenia, and Spain

Overview

Cyprus has updated its Revised Posted Worker Directive by adding a six-month posting extension for postings that were previously limited to a maximum 12-month duration.

What are the Changes?

Posted EU workers can now work for 18 months in Cyprus rather than a maximum of one year, as was previously the limit. Additionally, posted workers whose employment terms with their home country employer are more favorable than Cypriot law will have the more favorable terms apply.

Looking Ahead

Implementation of the Revised Posted Worker Directive is pending in certain countries, including Bulgaria, Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Greece, Latvia, Slovenia, and Spain.

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