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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Specific rules foreseen for the renewal of the contract for the logistic sector. The national contract (ccnl) includes all wage, insurance and welfare guarantees typical of subordinate work, on top of the introduction of health...

With the ruling of the Turin labour court on the controversy established by the Foodora riders, a long debated isssue in the labour law doctrine reappers in the digital economy. The issue - concerning the legal classification of the...

The platform economy is growing, but too often platforms' main competitive advantage seems to be regulatory arbitrage. Profits are generated over the back of individual worker’s well-being and the welfare state’s sustainability. In this...

This report gives an overview of the employment status of platform workers in different EU countries. It looks into different legal schemes, helps to distinguish an employee from a self-employed worker and raises the point of correct...

A new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on ‘Social security for the digital age’ addresses major trends in how social security is influenced by, and makes use of, new digital technologies. The report was...

A new report from the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) urges policymakers to create bespoke legislation for the de facto ‘third category’ of workers engaged in the on-demand economy (ODE) to provide...

The strike movements in France of Uber drivers and deliverers Deliveroo attracted attention, in the spring and summer of 2019, on the special status of these non-salaried workers but very dependent on the digital platforms that pay them...

The California Trucking Association has filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law seeking to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at...

An agreement by a so-called crowd worker with the operator of an internet platform that does not contain any obligation to accept orders does not constitute an employment relationship, according to a decision of the Regional Labor Court...

A German court has confirmed that a platform worker was not an employee of the platform operator, but left open the possibility of a time-limited employment relationship with the platform end user.