The End of the Subordinate Worker: Sharing Economy, On-Demand Economy, Crowdsourcing, Uber Economy and Other Ways of Outsourcing

Posted: 23 Jan 2016

Date Written: December 21, 2015

Abstract

The Digital era has changed industrial relationships dramatically. This has caused a considerable legal uncertainty about which rules apply to cyberspace. Technology is transforming business organizations in a way that makes the employee - as subordinate work - less necessary. A new type of companies "on demand economy" "sharing economy" - dedicated to connecting customers directly with individual service providers are emerging. Thus, these companies develop their core business completely through workers classified as self-employed workers. In this context, employment law is facing its greatest challenge, dealing with a very different reality compared to the one existing when it was created. However, workers still need protection. This study aims to analyse the reasons behind this conclusion.

Keywords: Outsorcing, sharing economy, employment contract, self-employed, uber economy, on demand economy, independent contractor, peer to peer economy,

Suggested Citation

Todolí-Signes, Adrian, The End of the Subordinate Worker: Sharing Economy, On-Demand Economy, Crowdsourcing, Uber Economy and Other Ways of Outsourcing (December 21, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2719772 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2719772

Adrian Todolí-Signes (Contact Author)

University of Valencia ( email )

Avda. de los Naranjos s/n
Valencia, Valencia E-46022
Spain

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