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Information Centre Labour Mobility

Due to labour mobility, more and more dedicated and qualified people from the new EU member states are coming to Hamburg. Yet, frequently they aren’t sufficiently familiar with local working conditions and labour laws.

The Information Centre Labour Mobility offers counselling and assistance to employed persons from all EU countries, particularly from the East Europopean states on

  • labour law
  • social law
  • wages and standard rates
  • social security
  • law on taxation
  • Trade Union activities
  • and more.

Counselling is free and is addressed to:

  • employees from other EU countries working in Hamburg within the context of labour mobility,
  • employees posted to Hamburg by employers in their home country or by temporary employment agencies,
  • free-lancers from other EU countries planning to launch their own businesses in Hamburg.

Labour mobility

Labour mobility is one of four fundamental rights in the European Single Market, including free movement of goods, services, capital and cash flow as well as free movement of persons. Therefore, all EU citizens are entitled to work in every member state subject to identical conditions as resident citizens. Discrimination against employees from other EU countries vis-à-vis employees from Germany is not allowed.

The Information Centre Free Labour Mobility is co-funded by Behörde für Arbeit, Soziales, Familie und Integration (Agency for Labour, Social Issues, Family and Integration) and by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Behörde für Arbeit, Soziales, Familie und Integration, (BASFI) Europäischer Sozialfonds (ESF)