Publication – Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

2020 (41-2)

Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

Guest Editor: Isabelle Daugareilh (COMPTRASEC-Université de Bordeaux)

A European & Comparative Legal Approach on Digital Workers

Bordeaux University’s Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (COMPTRASEC) held a European workshop in November 2018 dedicated to a comparative legal approach to the platform economy and the questions it raises in terms of social legislation. Ten countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) representing a wide variety of legal traditions and faced with different levels of digitalisation of the economy were analysed by legal experts for labour and social security affairs: what are the legal conflicts arising from this new business model, how is national jurisprudence evolving, how are the respective players adapting their strategies?

Already summarized in a working paper entitled The platform economy and social law: Key issues in comparative perspective published by Isabelle DaugareilhChristophe Degryse and Philippe Pochet (under the European Trade Union Institute imprint), the complete national contributions (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Kingdom) will form the substance of the special issue of the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.

Introduction (Isabelle Daugareilh) • Locating Unity in the Fragmented Platform Economy: Labor Law and the Platform Economy in the United Kingdom (Luke Mason) • The Status of Platform Workers in the Swiss Legal System (Jean-Philippe Dunand, Sabrine Magoga-Sabatier, Pascal Mahon) • Fitting the Panoply in a Binary Perspective: The Italian Platform Workers in the European Context (Silvia Borelli) • Platform Work in Austria (Günther Löschnigg) • Legal Status of Platform Workers in France (Isabelle Daugareilh) • The Status of Platform Workers in Romania (Felicia Roșioru) • Platforms & Platform Work in Spanish Industrial Relations (Miguel Rodríguez-Piñero Royo) • The Netherlands: Trying to Solve 21st Century Challenges by Using 20th Century Concepts (Nicola Gundt) • Which Labor Rights for On-Demand Workers? A Critical Appraisal of the Current Belgian Legal Framework (Auriane Lamine, Céline Wattecamps).

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