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According to the EU Directives on the posting of workers (PWD), a posted worker is an employee sent to another country in the EU/ EEA/ Swiss region by their employer to carry out a service toward a service recipient on behalf of their employer. 

The PWD regime has been implemented in the local legislation of the member states. However, differences exist between the member states in how they implemented the PWD. As a result, employers are facing major challenges in finding out which obligations they must meet and how to meet them.

In this course, you will find lessons on specific PWD obligations as well as lessons on Labor Law and Social Security implications of posting workers in this particular region.


Learning Objectives


Part 1 

General Overview from an outbound perspective 

by Nihat Kurt

  • Understanding the concept of Posting;

  • Understanding the need for protecting posted workers;

  • Understanding the EU legal framework in general and EU Directives in particular;

  • Knowing that there is no uniformity of PWD legislation throughout the PWD region;

  • Knowing what obligations the sending employer must adhere to;

  • Knowing that meeting these obligations in practice is a challenge.

Duration video: 31 min

Part 2

Obligations of the Sending Employer

by Wendy Toonen

  • Understanding the reason for creating the Enforcement Directive;

  • Knowing which PWD obligations sending employers must adhere to;

  • Knowing that member states differ in interpreting and applying these obligations;

  • Being able to communicate non-compliance risks and repercussions with stakeholders.


video 1: 10 min

video 2: 32 min

video 3: 25 min

Part 3

Labor Law - The Applicable Labor Law

by Alain Camonier

  • Understanding the need for protecting posted workers from a Labor Law perspective;

  • Understanding the EU legal framework regarding Labor Law;

  • Understanding the relationship between EU Regulations, EU Directives and national legislation;

  • Knowing what is meant by Allocation Rules for Labor Law purposes;

  • Being able to apply the Rome I Regulation in combination with the PWD;

  • Being able to communicate Labor Law implications of working with EU Posted Workers with stakeholders.


video 1: 10 min

video 2: 32 min

video 3: 25 min

Part 4

Social Security - Refresher course

by Justien Hendriks

  • Knowing what the definition is of posting in terms of the EG Regulations;

  • Knowing what the definition is of posting in terms of the EG Directives;

  • Understanding that not every posting is a posting in terms of Social Security regulations;

  • Being able to identify the profile of the EU Posted Worker for Social Security purposes;

  • Being able to communicate Social Security implications of working with EU Posted Workers with stakeholders.

Duration video: 21 min

Part 5

Social Security - Determination Rules regarding EU Posted Workers

by Inge Nitsche

  • Understanding the tenet of Determination Rules within the framework of EC Regulation 883/2004;

  • Knowing what the main rule is and what the exceptions are. 

  • Understanding the concept of Posted Worker, its conditions and implications;

  • Understanding that the scope of the determination rules does not comprise the determination of mandatory insurance coverage itself, but only the appointment of the applicable legislation.

Duration videos (2): 25 minutes

Number of pages handbook: 8

Number of quizzes: 6

Part 6

Social Security - The Framework Agreement

Coming soon


The courses come in different forms:

  • The Crash Course: video lesson only,

  • The Refresher Course: ongoing testing of your knowledge,

  • The In-depth Training: the Expatise Handbook, Video lesson, and quizzes.


You can choose any option to customize your preference.

Once you have fulfilled the required conditions and completed the course, a downloadable Expatise Certificate of Achievement appears on the dashboard of your learning environment. If you want to receive more information about this certification, please get in touch with us via

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