EU Sources - Regulation of labour market intermediaries - April 30, 2016

Private labour market intermediaries – such as temporary work agencies and employment placement agencies – contribute to facilitating labour mobility within the EU. However, due to loopholes in regulation, some workers and vulnerable groups run the risk of being exploited by fraudulent agencies. This Eurofound report examines how public authorities are currently regulating labour market intermediaries across EU Member States, highlighting the effectiveness or otherwise of different registration or licensing schemes. It also examines activities by social partners aimed at preventing the trafficking of labour. The overall aim is to contribute to the development of a best practice guide for public authorities to encourage better monitoring and enforcement of regulations deterring trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation.

English: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2016/labour-market …  

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