International Remuneration Hot Topic: Social Security
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Key facts: The European Union has a direct influence on certain specific social security rights within member states (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). These are sickness, maternity, paternity, old-age pensions, pre-retirement and invalidity benefit, death grants, unemployment benefits, family benefits and benefits relating to accidents at work and occupational diseases.
Social security has been a frequent field for rulings from the European Court of Justice
Related topics: state pensions, occupational pensions, retirement, income tax, sozialversicherung (German social security), seguridad social (social security, Spain) Cpam (health insurance fund, France)
Relevant EU actions:
Council Directive 79/7/EEC on the progressive implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in matters of social security
Council Directive 86/378/EEC of 24 July 1986 on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in occupational social security schemes
Council Directive 96/97/EC on the principle of equal treatment for men and women in occupational social security schemes.
Council Directive 98/49/EC of 29 June 1998 on safeguarding the supplementary pension rights of employed and self-employed persons moving within the Community
Council Directive 2003/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 June 2003 on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision
How FedEE can help you: You can obtain information about total employee and employer contributions in most European countries from the FedEE member knowledgebase. The FedEE adviceline will help you answer specific questions about social security rates and rules and how the law or HR practice applies in different situations. FedEE Law will provide you with customised research assistance and access to specialist lawyers in over 70 jurisdictions around the world.