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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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1 February 2018 (LONDON) - The Supreme Court is considering a legal appear brought by Pimlico Plumbers and its founder, Charlie Mullins, which centres on the question of whether a tradesman is an independent contractor of a worker...

23 May 2018 - In April 2018, the Labour Tribunal of Turin, Italy, rejected a claim from six platform workers of the food-delivery company, Foodora, seeking to be reclassified as employees. In reaching his decision, the judge relied...

24 May 2018 - On May 7, 2018 the Labour Court of Turin handed down a landmark decision in a case brought by delivery bike drivers or couriers ('riders') working for Foodora, an online food delivery company that offers meal delivery in...

15 November 2017 - Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee. This means the food delivery company does not have to offer its couriers the minimum wage...

The UK already has court-tested law to better protect people working in the platform economy, but a movement is needed to effectively challenge the big app-based employers.

29 August 2017 - Company will give users option to be tracked only while actively using the app, as it tries to clean up its act on privacy after unveiling of new CEO. Uber will stop its controversial practice of tracking users for up...

The recruiting and brokering sector between demand and supply of work has been affected in recent years by a process of profound transformation, linked to the new frontiers of technological evolution and the diffusion of ICT tools,...

A recent upsurge in the incidence of precarious work in Europe necessitates fresh examination of the origins of this trend. On the basis of field research in eight European countries and with reference to theories of liberalisation and...

UberPop was torpedoed by the legislator who methodically pounded each of its fundamentals-originality and interest. UberPop interested jurists under the prism of legal qualifications, a political prism and a prospective prism revealing...

The paper relates to the qualification of the employment relationship of on-demand delivery couriers, involving worldwide judgments. The Italian jurisprudence on the Foodora case law, qualify the riders as self-employed workers despite...