The EU has passed a law requiring firms to comply with local standards when they post workers temporarily to another EU country.
In France, the UK and Germany there have been complaints of unfair competition from cheaper eastern European labour, said to undercut locals.
It was an issue for the Brexit lobby.
Brexit campaigners argued that EU freedom of movement was undermining British workers in sectors such as construction and food processing, with some firms cutting costs by importing workers from the newer EU states, such as Poland and Romania.
Dutch Socialist MEP Agnes Jongerius, one of the leading lawmakers involved, called it “an important step towards creating a social Europe that protects workers and stops companies from engaging in a race to the bottom – a Europe that does not cut corners and that looks out for ordinary, working people”.
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