22 November 2019
The political agenda of the president-elect of the European Commission, an implementation report on the Enforcement Directive on Posted Workers, and the launch of an open public consultation on the implementation of the European Disabi...
02 October 2019
This report – the latest in an annual series – describes the main developments in industrial relations and the regulations affecting working conditions at EU level and in the EU Member States and Norway during 2018. Based on data from the Network of Eurofound Correspondents, it presents information related to national social dialogue actors and working life institutions.
29 August 2019
At the very last moment of its term, the European Parliament adopted a position on the Mobility Package. But the European elections have made the whole process of adoption of new legislation far from being completed. This also applies to the reform of the rules for coordinating social security, since the work has been suspended by the current Parliament. It is now known that Bratislava will become the seat of the European Labour Authority. This update reports on the latest developments in working life in the European Union in the second quarter of 2019.
22 May 2019
The latest on reform of coordination of social security systems, the EU directives linked to the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU social partners 2019–2021 work programme are the main topics of interest in this article. This update reports on the latest developments in working life in the European Union in the first quarter of 2019.
13 March 2019
European Parliament backing for the transparent and predictable working conditions directive , a proposal for a new European Labour Authority and advances in the fight against carcinogens are the main topics of interest in this article. This update reports on the latest developments in working life in the European Union in the fourth quarter of 2018.
04 December 2018
The European Parliament’s backing of the work–life balance directive, the reaction of social partners to social rights initiatives, an overdue review of CETA and an extension to the joint fight against cancer are the main topics of interest in this article. This update reports on the latest developments in working life in the European Union in the third quarter of 2018.
16 March 2014
European Union Member States are obliged to prevent abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts or relationships, in accordance with Article 2 of Council Directive 99/70/EC .  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31999L0070:EN:HTML
19 December 2013
The Working Time Directive issued by the European Commission (Directive 2003/88/EC ) defines working time  and provides for a maximum 48-hour working week, including overtime , rest periods and breaks, and a minimum of four weeks’ paid leave each year, to protect workers from adverse health and safety risks. To comply, workers must be required to work no more than 48 hours a week averaged out over a four-month reference period. The aim is to guarantee that workers do not work excessive hours or excessively at night, and are entitled to adequate rest and holidays.  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32003L0088:EN:HTML  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/working-time  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/overtime