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.

The global pandemic shows the need for non-standard workers to have the same legal protection similar to workers with regular legal contracts. The EU and the Member States must now guarantee atypical workers access to preventive health...

The lockdown of millions of people at home across the globe due to Covid-19 should have been the perfect recipe for success for the burgeoning online meal delivery market. But some of the world's largest players, including Uber Eats and...

The court finds that: 

Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time must be interpreted as precluding a person engaged by...

Corona crisis: Digital platforms such as Lieferando, Uber and Amazon are now becoming important supply infrastructures. But the working conditions there are still precarious.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is also leaving its mark on apartment rental companies via the online platform Airbnb. According to data available to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Airbnb sales have plummeted across...

Countries are making unprecedented sacrifices in the fight against the coronavirus — but the luxury of getting burgers and sushi delivered is not one of them. As more and more countries impose lockdowns to stop the spread of infections...

The service will stop at 10 p.m. local time in London and 8 p.m. local time in Paris. Ride-hailing company Uber will suspend its car-sharing service UberPool in London and Paris within hours, Uber confirmed to POLITICO.

Uber said it will offer drivers and delivery people 14 days of paid sick leave if they fall ill with coronavirus or are placed in quarantine.

It's a change in policy for the ride-share service, which largely views such workers as...

The country’s legion of self-employed workers face a stark choice: self-isolate or continue to work if down with Covid-19. The government has been accused of failing to grasp the threat of gig economy workers spreading coronavirus,...

 Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it may temporarily suspend accounts of riders and drivers who have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to it at the direction of health authorities.

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