Employment status: the European Court clarifies who counts as a worker under EU law in gig economy ruling
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, given the latitude he had over accepting jobs, working for competitors, providing substitutes and deciding his work schedule. The crucial factors were independence and subordination.
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- On-location platform-determined routine work
- employment status
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