Working conditions

Casual work: Extent and implicationsForthcoming

Planned publication date
December 2019


This report examines what forms of casual work are prevalent in the Member States of the European Union, what regulatory frameworks (labour law or collective agreements) exist for casual work in selected Member States and whether there evidence of the fraudulent use of regulations regarding casual work. It also looks at the characteristics of employers and employees engaged in casual work, their reasons for doing so and the effects of casual work on the working conditions, social protection and employment rights of employees. It also considers the policy implications of these findings.

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