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What Questions has the Platform Economy thrown up? A Cross-Border Perspective – Expert Discussion Recording (Part 1)

The platform economy continues to raise new employment law queries, which legislation and caselaw are now catching up with. This discussion takes a close look at some of the more common issues being faced by platform companies and their workers and examines the protections and remedies potentially available to both.

We are delighted to bring you this recording of an expert discussion between members of leading international employment law alliance Innangard, exploring and offering insight into key issues concerning workers and employers in the current climate in the UK, Spain and Sweden.

The discussion is hosted by Merrill April (CM Murray LLP, UK), with contributions from María José Sánchez (Augusta Abogados, Spain) and Carl-Fredrik Hedenström(Morris Law, Sweden).

The key questions addressed by the panel include:

  1. How has the status of platform workers developed in the UK, Spain and Sweden? Has the development been linked to the different employment statuses recognised by each jurisdiction?
  1. How did the courts reach their decision in the Uber case in the UK and what have been the impacts of the decision?
  1. What has been the reaction from riders, platform companies and unions to new legislation covering digital platform workers in Spain?
  1. What has been most influential in developing the rights of platform workers – case law, legislation or collective agreements?
  1. Has the widespread use of collective agreements in Sweden resulted in differing treatment for platform workers?

If you have any questions questions arising from this podcast, or for specific legal advice on particular circumstances, please contact our Partner, Merrill April, who specialises in employment and partnership issues for multinational employers, senior executives, partnerships and partners.

Listen out for Part 2 of the recording where the speakers continue their discussion on the topics of AI and algorithmic management, taxation and social security as they relate to platform workers.

Innangard is a non-exclusive alliance whose members are leading independent law firms located across Europe and Asia-Pacific, with specialist employment law experience and reputation in advising Employers. Each firm is individually recognised in their own country and jurisdiction for their expertise in labour and employment law issues.

For more information about Innangard and to contact any member firm, click here.

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