Posting foreign workers in Spain

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Posting foreign workers in Spain

Companies are obliged to notify the posting of foreign workers in Spain. In fact it is mandatory throughout the European Union. Although there are a few exceptions. We help you with the Spanish procedures of such notification of posting of foreign workers in Spain. We explain what the rules are around short term posting and long(er) term postings. Which employment legislation applies, that of the “home member state” of that of the “host member state”, and which social security system.


This EU legislation ensures the protection of posted workers. In relation to the freedom to provide cross-border services the EU helps by laying down mandatory provisions regarding working conditions and the protection of workers’ health and safety that must be respected. It helps ensuring fair labour mobility on the internal market.

This guide can also help you answering your questions.

Our services

We help you collecting and filling out the papers for the notification. We communicate with the Spanish authorities and will keep you up to date on the progress. Once the posting is notified we will send you the receipts for your files. Almost all the time the posting comes with the obligation to register in the Registry of Accredited Companies, the REA (Registro de Empresas Acreditadas) in Spanish. If that is so, we can also help you with that. If you need more information on REA registry in Spain, you can find it here.

Our soft landing services (click here to find out more) are designed to provide you peace of mind woth respect to your Spanish operations. You can contact us for all your Spanish queries.


If you need assitance or more information on this topic of posting of foreign workers in Spain, please do not hesitate to contact us. Or call Jochem Schoevers directly 0034 610 739 364. We would be happy to help you.

Posting foreign workers in Spain
Posting foreign workers in Spain