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.

Do employing entities have a responsibility to not misrepresent the employment status of their staff? This article suggests that recent jurisprudence does create this responsibility. The article starts, first, by discussing the much-...

Drawing on interviews from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, this study explores how Uber and Lyft drivers understand their own digital labor. Situated between the presumed freedom of the digital economy and the feelings of risk that...

This article identifies questions regarding the future of employment and wonders how the protections inherent in labor law can function when reality is rapidly transforming the way we work? What is the status of gig work and what are...

Who performs the work in the on-demand economy? And what is it like, working for an algorithm? What do businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo contribute? Who finances their rapid growth? And if we can easily have everything we want...

As the head of the United States labour inspectorate, David Weil faced a daunting task: protect workers’ rights and the minimum wage for 153 million Americans. According to Weil, prospects appear bleak as the relationship between...

On Monday 23 July 2018, the court in Amsterdam ruled that bicycle courier Sytze Ferweda is not an employee of Deliveroo. The courier had brought the case against Deliveroo and accused the company of being forced into a situation of ‘...

24 January 2018 - Meal delivery courier Sytze Ferweda (19) is suing his employer Deliveroo. Deliveroo has announced that from 1 February onwards it will only work with self-employed workers instead of entering into an employment...

Software algorithms are changing how people work in an ever-growing number of fields, managing distributed human workers at a large scale. In these work settings, human jobs are assigned, optimized, and evaluated through algorithms and...

17 August 2017 - As a result of the findings of the labour inspectorate, the transportation platform GoOpti is again forced to look for a new driver assurance system. Inspectors also prohibited GoOpti subcontractors from hiring sole...

27 April 2016 - To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars. Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology...

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