Ukraine could abandon key labour principle as part of EU drive

The Ukrainian government intends to abandon its long-held principle of consulting trade unions and employers’ associations over policy as part of the country’s drive to join the EU, draft plans …

The Flexibility to Be Paid in Chicken Sandwiches

Last week, a Chick-fil-A franchise in Hendersonville, North Carolina made news by asking for “volunteers” to work at the store’s drive-through window at a rate of five entrees (and zero dollars) …

European Court of Human Rights: Work-related Rights Fact Sheet

Updated Fact Sheet of cases on Work-Related Rights  

Wage Theft In Georgia: The Financial Impact of Labor Rights Violations

“Wage theft is one of the most prevalent labor rights violations in Georgia today, yet it remains mostly ignored in debates about labor policy. Indeed, the term “wage theft” (მოპარული …

The Boss Will See You Now

It may be tempting to see the Amazon surveillance as purely a warehouse problem, and surveillance-driven variable pay as purely a gig problem, but employers face no legal limit to …

The EU Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Platform Work: an overview.

“This article discusses the proposal for the EU Directive on Platform Work. While welcoming the proposal advanced by the Commission, it highlights some of its shortcomings and suggests more robust …

The Labor Standards Enforcement Toolbox Tool 10: Managing for Strategic Enforcement: A Conceptual Toolkit

“In this brief, directed at agency leaders and managers, we will examine: (1) how strategic enforcement helps agencies to better fulfill their missions; (2) suggestions for how the transition to …

De-gigging the labour market? An analysis of the ‘algorithmic management’ provisions in the proposed Platform Work Directive

Workers are increasingly being managed by technologies. Before spreading to larger segments of the labour market, algorithmic management systems were a signature feature of platform work. The exercise of power …

An Assessment of the EU’s Draft Guidelines on the Application of EU Competition Law to Collective Agreements of the Solo Self-Employed

“On December 9, 2021, the European Commission published its draft Guidelines on collective bargaining for solo self-employed persons. The Guidelines aim to remove existing competition law restrictions to collective bargaining …

Heatwaves as an Occupational Hazards: The impact of heat and heatwaves on workers’ health, safety and wellbeing and on social inequalities.

Weather-related heat exposure has become a sanitary concern given the wide repercussions it has for health. Both physiological and epidemiological research show that the impact of heat on human health …

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