Posted workers in Iceland are guaranteed certain rights.
If you are a posted to work in Iceland, and your employer is a foreign company temporarily providing services in Iceland, you are covered by the Posted Workers Act, No. 45/2007. The act is intended as a measure to ensure that workers posted in Iceland on a temporary basis for foreign undertakings are working legally and their terms and conditions of employment conform to Icelandic laws and regulations.
If you answered 'yes' to question no. 1, and any of questions from no. 2-4 then you are probably a posted worker.
A posted worker is an employee who is usually employed in an EEA State and is sent by their employer to temporarily work in Iceland. An enterprise is considered to have posted workers to Iceland in the following situations:
One of the conditions that must be fulfilled in order for a situation to be characterised as posting, is that an employment relationship must exist between the worker and the posting enterprise during the period they are operating in Iceland.
As a posted worker, you have the same right to a safe and healthy working environment as others working on the Icelandic labour market do. You are entitled to certain rights regarding minimum wages and other wage-related issues, overtime payments, the right to holiday allowance, maximum working hours and minimum rest periods. Icelandic collective agreements stipulate minimum terms and conditions of employment for foreign workers during the time that they are temporarily posted in Iceland. Read more about it here.
According to Act no. 45/2007, the following legislation applies to posted workers:
Domestic companies who employ the services of foreign service providers in the building and construction industry may be liable for unpaid wages and other wage-related terms of employment to employees of foreign service providers.
Domestic companies who employ the services of temporary work agencies may also carry the same liability for unpaid wages and other wage-related terms of employment who are leased from a temporary work agency, regardless of profession or occupation.