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 European Court of Justice has ruled that it is up to national courts to make decisions about employment status, but that a courier working for Yodel in the UK appeared to them to have been correctly classified as self-employed,...

On 4 March 2020, the French Supreme Court rendered a new decision on the legal classification of the agreement existing between Uber and one of its drivers, corresponding to its previous ruling in the Take Eat Easy case. The Court has...

This article mainly discussed the issues and the recent development of the regulation of digital platforms, such as Uber, Bolt, Free Now and Glovo. As for platform workers, their employment status remains ambiguous. This is the main...

Impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, Uber is renewing itself by adding two new activities to its range of services. It is directly tackling the delivery of parcels in B2C or between individuals. Uber Eats service has already evolved...

Uber has announced up to $2.2 billion (€1.88 billion) in depreciation due to the COVID-19 crisis. It has also withdrawn the business forecasts issued on 6 February for 2020, as in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently...

Uber has decided to support medical and nursing staff during the COVID-19 crisis. It will offer 50,000 free rides and as many meals to the staff of nursing homes, home help services and seniors’ services residences until 31 May....

The company Free Now and its French sister Kapten team up in response to the global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the Hamburg ride-hailing provider announced restructuring, short-time working and layoffs...

Many Uber Eats and Deliveroo bicycle couriers continued their activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some of them have likely contracted the virus since the start of containment and claim that home meal deliveries threaten...

Millions of UK workers are able to claim for 80% of their usual earnings from the government through two unprecedented income protection schemes designed to tide workers through the COVID-19 crisis. However, two Uber drivers and a union...

The state of  California and three of its biggest cities sued Uber and Lyft for misclassifying hundreds of thousands of drivers as independent contractors, in violation of a new state law. The suit argues that drivers are company...

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