'Regime shopping' across (blurring) boundaries

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    This book chapter identifies and explores the (blurring) boundaries between the legal regimes for labour mobility across the EU. In the context of - what is sometimes called - 'regime shopping' a close look is taken into the law on freedom of movement within the EU. Several categories of transnational labour mobility are distinguished. The central focus is on the distinction between movement of migrant workers and movement of posted workers. It is concluded that legal criteria such as 'the labour market access test' and notions of what is temporary and what is habitual in the Posting of Workers Directive (PWD) and the Rome I Regulation do not result in a clear divide between the two regimes for workers' mobility. Exemplary is the special case of cross-border temporary agency workers, who seem to fall under both regimes concurrently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRegulating Transnational Labour in Europe: The quandaries of multilevel governance
    EditorsStein Evju
    Place of PublicationOslo
    Pages95 - 130
    Number of pages35
    EditionSkriftserie nr. 196
    ISBN (Print)9788272362392
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2014

    Publication series

    NameDepartment of Private Law Skriftserie
    ISSN (Print)1890-4955


    • Transnational Labour
    • Multilevel governance


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