EU Court of Justice’s decision on employment status does not leave platforms off the hook

“In late April 2020, the Court of Justice of the EU handed down an order in response to a request for a preliminary ruling on working time protection from a UK …

Covid-19 crisis makes clear a new concept of ‘worker’ is overdue

The crisis has highlighted the vulnerability of those outside conventional employment. A broader concept of ‘worker’ is needed to protect them equally. The Covid-19 crisis has found the western world, …

Delivering employment rights to platform workers

On January 24, the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) found in favour of some food-delivery riders litigating against their platform. The Court decided to apply a 2015 legislation that …

Rethinking the Competition Law/Labour Law Interaction

The spread of non-standard forms of work, including platform work, has created some friction between labour law and competition law, in particular concerning the collective bargaining of self-employed workers. This …

ETUC: New trade union strategies for new forms of employment

The survey was commissioned by the ETUC and carried out by Professors Countouris and De Stefano to explore options for new legal conceptual frameworks implied by the rise of ‘new …

FUNDAMENTAL LABOUR RIGHTS, PLATFORM WORK AND HUMAN-RIGHTS PROTECTION OF NONSTANDARD WORKERS

The spread of non-standard forms of employment in industrialised and developing countries over the last decades has prompted an extensive debate on how to reshape labour regulation to accommodate these …

The rise of the «just-in-time workforce»: On-demand work, crowdwork and labour protection in the «gig-economy»

The so-called “gig-economy” has been growing exponentially in numbers and importance in recent years but its impact on labour rights has been largely overlooked. Forms of work in the “gig-economy” …

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