Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union

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Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 aimed at encouraging more transparent and predictable working conditions across the European Union (EU).

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This Directive complements and modernises existing obligations to inform each worker of his or her working conditions. In addition, it creates new minimum standards to ensure that all workers, including those on atypical contracts, benefit from more predictability and clarity as regards their working conditions. The Directive updates and replaces the Written Statement Directive (91/533/EEC), as part of the follow-up to the European Pillar of Social Rights. Two rounds of consultations were held in the lead-up to the release of the proposal.

The European Commission adopted the proposal on 21 December 2017. The Council of the European Union adopted a general approach on 21 June 2018 and the European Parliament's plenary session approved a negotiating mandate on 15 November. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 7 February 2019. The Parliament formally endorsed this agreement on 16 April, followed by the Council on 13 June.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.186.01.0105.01.ENG
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: Briefing, February 2018: Transparent and predictable working conditions [Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2018)615650
EPRS: Briefing, April 2019: Ensuring more transparent and predictable working conditions [EU Legislation in Progress] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2018)628269
EU Law Analysis, 24/04/2019: Workers’ rights in the gig economy: is the new EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU really a boost? http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/04/workers-rights-in-gig-economy-is-new-eu.html

News
BBC News, 16/04/2019: EU law fixes minimum rights for 'gig economy' workers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47947220
Reuters, 16/04/2019: EU lawmakers okay minimum rights for gig economy workers https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN1RS1DU

Official
EUR-Lex: COM(2017)797: Proposal for a Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2017:797:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2017)478: Impact assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2017:478:FIN
EUR-Lex: SWD(2017)479: Executive summary of the impact assessment https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2017:479:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File on Proposal for transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2017/0355(COD)
European Parliamen: Legislative Train: REFIT revision of the Written Statement Directive http://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-deeper-and-fairer-internal-market-with-a-strengthened-industrial-base-labour/file-more-transparent-and-predictable-working-conditions-(written-statement-)
European Commission: Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion: Transparent and predictable working conditions http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1313
European Commission: Press Release, 21/12/2017: Commission proposes to improve transparency and predictability of working conditions http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-5285_en.htm
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 21/06/2018: Transparent and predictable working conditions: Council reaches general approach https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/06/21/transparent-and-predictable-working-conditions-council-reaches-general-approach/
European Commission: Statement, 21/06/2018: Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-18-4222_en.htm
European Parliament: Press Release, 16/04/2019: MEPs approve boost to workers’ rights in the gig economy http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190410IPR37562/
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 13/06/2019: Better working conditions in the EU: Council adopts a directive on more transparency and predictability at work https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/06/13/better-working-conditions-in-the-eu-council-adopts-a-directive-on-more-transparency-and-predictability-at-work/

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