You are a posted worker when the following points are applicable to your situation.
- You are legally working and residing in a EU Member State. The company you work for is registered there (the sending Member State, for example Poland).
- You are sent by your employer to carry out work for another company in another EU Member State (the receiving Member State, for example the Netherlands).
- The task is temporary
What is the difference between being posted and direct employement?
- When you are posted, then you continue to be an employer of the company that has hired you in the first place, you are just temporary assigned to work elsewhere (posted) to complete a temporary and specified task.
- This means that the company continues to be responsible for paying your social security in the sending EU Member State.
- For the first 12 months you are entitled to the core.