Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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5 September 2017 - Can Uber use some contractual language that users never actively acknowledge to force wronged customers out of the courtroom and break up class-action lawsuits? Currently, that depends on which federal judge you ask,...

The internet, which is cheaply available all the time to everybody, provides companies the opportunity to enter into very short-term contracts to realise individual services (gigs) with service providers rather than entering permanent...

The chapter describes a shift in the past decades from standard employment to non-standard employment in both industrialised and developing countries. It discusses the implications of non-standard work for workers in terms of wages,...

28 October 2016 - Landmark employment tribunal ruling states firm must also pay drivers national living wage and holiday pay with huge implications for gig economy. The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from all of its 40,000...

The paper analyses American case law concerning the status of workers for platform economy firms such as Uber, Lyft, etc. It shows that these workers do not fall neatly into either the 'employee' or the 'independent contractor' category...

The ’platformisation’ of work is a concept that has emerged strongly in the labour markets of Spain and the rest of the world. In the case of our country, our regulatory framework is very different from other existing regulations, such...

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Developments in communication and information technology not only bring about fundamental changes in normal working relationships, which are becoming increasingly flexible and unrestricted by boundaries. They also lead to the emergence...

As the world of work is undergoing the substantial transformation known as ‘Work 4.0’, this paper explores and develops possible avenues for a corresponding transformation of labour law. It begins by identifying the underlying...

The research paper describes the main legal challengesfor regulating the collaborative economy and evaluates the definition of, and elucidates how the existing body of EU law applies to collaborative economy business models. In the last...