Labor relations are nowadays substantially atomized and outsourcing is a common practice in many areas and economic sectors. There are many companies that adopt the strategic decision to outsource part or their entire economic activity. In the context of the European Union, outsourcing has reached another level. As a result of free movement of capital and the freedom to provide services among member states of the European Union, it is possible to outsource to companies from other countries by using posted workers. There are no legal barriers to outsourcing with companies from different member states. Nevertheless, the intensive use of outsourcing is grounded on the reduction of labor costs and the elusion son labor commitments, as labor conditions are determined by the legal regulation and collective agreements applicable to the hiring company. As a result, it is necessary to analyze the possibility to introduce a principle of equal of treatment in the context of outsourcing and posting of workers.

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Gins Fabrellas, Anna

Outsourcing and posting of workers: The need to introduce an equality principle in E.U. regulation

Labor relations are nowadays substantially atomized and outsourcing is a common practice in many areas and economic sectors. There are many companies that adopt the strategic decision to outsource part or their entire economic activity. In the context of the European Union, outsourcing has reached another level. As a result of free movement of capital and the freedom to provide services among member states of the European Union, it is possible to outsource to companies from other countries by using posted workers. There are no legal barriers to outsourcing with companies from different member states. Nevertheless, the intensive use of outsourcing is grounded on the reduction of labor costs and the elusion son labor commitments, as labor conditions are determined by the legal regulation and collective agreements applicable to the hiring company. As a result, it is necessary to analyze the possibility to introduce a principle of equal of treatment in the context of outsourcing and posting of workers.
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Outsourcing and posting of workers: The need to introduce an equality principle in E.U. regulation
Gins Fabrellas, Anna
Meeting of the European Labour Law Young Scholars
Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 09/06/2016 - 10/06/2016

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