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.

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Airbnb has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is laying off 1,900 employees, to cut costs during the COVID-19 crisis. The cuts are said to be mapped to a more focused business and are likely to affect Transportation, Airbnb Studios, Hotels...

The classification of platform workers for companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates has long been a topic of debate. Since California worker-protection bill AB5 became law, some companies have gone to great lengths...

Apps like Uber, DoorDash and TaskRabbit are convenient services for consumers, while workers on these platforms often are working long hours, are significantly underpaid and have no benefits. Attempts by workers to unionise or simply...

After coming under fire for its strict and confusing limitations on paid sick leave, Uber announced that it is expanding eligibility for contractors affected by COVID-19—with the catch that the financial aid package each driver receives...

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...

Airbnb laid off its contract workers during a Zoom call with CEO Brian Chesky. It also postponed summer internships until 2021. An Airbnb contractor told Business Insider that many people were caught off guard by the announcement, which...

Recent earning reports from companies like Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb show that COVID-19 is devastating the gig economy. Lyft saw a drop in ridership of almost 80% in late March. Uber’s losses grew by 190% as the company laid off 3,700...

Gig workers are still working under great risk during the pandemic. There are temporary protections offered by the federal government, such as the unemployment insurance - giving gig workers the extra $600 a week that other workers are...

Members of the live music industry are celebrating an agreement that was reached on pending amendments to the recently introduced gig economy law in California, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). AB5 was created as a response to rideshare services...

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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