Republic of Cyprus Emblem
Department of Labour Relations

ECJ decisions concerning labour law

Within the jurisdiction of the E.C.J. it is also the issuing of preliminary rulings, which constitutes the most frequent and important task of this Court. The preliminary ruling procedure takes place after a national court refers a preliminary question when in doubt as to how to interpret and/or apply the European Union legislation during the hearing of a case before it. The ruling issued by the E.C.J. does not concern the substance of a case but only the preliminary question of legal nature. The ruling is binding to all member-states and must be applied uniformly. In this way it is ensured that the European Union legislation is correctly applied without the risk of being given different interpretations by national courts.

Preliminary Rulings have, also, been issued in relation to the European Union Labour legislation and can be found in the following websites: or/and

Online Mediation Application


Posted Workers Working Conditions


European Commission - Rights at Work

International Labour Organization

'Your Europe' portal: A practical guide for citizens and businesses on their rights and opportunities in the EU’s single market.

Internal Market Information System (IMI)

Government Web Portal

European Parliament - Employment and Social Affairs


Data Protection Officer (DPO)