Industrial relations and social dialogue

Regulating minimum wage and other forms of pay for self-employedForthcoming

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Planned publication date
October 2022

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Between 2021 and 2023 Eurofound is carrying out a pilot project on minimum wage on behalf of the European Commission. The question of how minimum wages and other forms of pay can be fixed for the self-employed is investigated as a part of this project through mapping national and sectoral approacRead more

Between 2021 and 2023 Eurofound is carrying out a pilot project on minimum wage on behalf of the European Commission. The question of how minimum wages and other forms of pay can be fixed for the self-employed is investigated as a part of this project through mapping national and sectoral approaches. Out of concern for the challenging conditions that the self-employed face, some Member States have established or are discussing establishing statutory forms of minimum pay for certain categories of self-employed. And while EU and national antitrust law can hamper collective bargaining on minimum payments for self-employed, it can make sense to extend collective agreements to some types of self-employed, from a competition law perspective, if they find themselves in a situation of imbalance of power in their contractual relationship. While there are Member States with comparatively extended rights of representation and collective bargaining rights for the self-employed, only a small number of Member States provide examples of trade union representation, rights to collective bargaining, statutory minimum wages and collectively agreed minimum wages or other forms of pay for self-employed, the main questions posed in this report.

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  • Minimum wages in the EU

    This series reports on developments in minimum wage rates across the EU, including how they are set and how they have developed over time in nominal and real terms. The series explores where there are statutory minimum wages or collectively agreed minimum wages in the Member States, as well as minimum wage coverage rates by gender.  

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