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EMPLOYMENT STATUS: The gig economy: a cross-border comparison

02 June 2017  

Stefan Martin and Helena Davies look at some of the different ways EU member states and the US are responding to the rise of non-standard working arrangements and how these contrast with the UK’s approach

The rapid and widespread growth of the gig economy has ramifications for employment law in many jurisdictions. There have been a range of legislative and case law responses, particularly on the question of the legal status of workers in the new economic environment and the classification of workers as employees or self-employed contractors. Some of these provide food for thought on how the UK might tackle this issue after the general election.



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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher [2011] UKSC 41

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