The Platform Economy and Social Law: Key Issues in Comparative Perspective

146 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2019

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Isabelle Daugareilh

University of Angers - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Christophe Degryse

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

Philippe Pochet

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

Date Written: June 20, 2019

Abstract

This Working Paper brings together two parallel but complementary approaches to the impact of the platform economy on working conditions and social law. The first part of the study shows that the business models of some platforms is a combination of technological disruption and social evasion. The second part of this working paper confirms that it is in the gaps and ambiguities in social legislation that platforms are trying to legitimise a business model abrogating all social responsibility. It is in this sense that we can talk about the risk of “social evasion” of several major platforms, exactly in the same way as fiscal evasion.

Keywords: digital economy; sharing economy; crowd work; labour law; employment; labour relations; temporary work agency; EU law; future of work; trade union; collective bargaining; comparison; EU countries; Switzerland; USA

Suggested Citation

Daugareilh, Isabelle and Degryse, Christophe and Pochet, Philippe, The Platform Economy and Social Law: Key Issues in Comparative Perspective (June 20, 2019). ETUI Research Paper - Working Paper 2019.10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3432441 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3432441

Isabelle Daugareilh

University of Angers - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) ( email )

3, rue Michel-Ange
Paris cedex 16, 75794
France

Christophe Degryse (Contact Author)

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) ( email )

B-1210 Brussels
Belgium

Philippe Pochet

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) ( email )

B-1210 Brussels
Belgium

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