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Workers' Rights EU - Improvements For Atypical Contracts

Posted in: Employment
Author: Richelle de Wit
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Info from the EU Parliament, in English, with info graphics.

 

LINK TO EU PARLIAMENT WEBSITE

 

P.S. A ‘gig economy’ is defined by an employment situation in which workers will be hired on time for sporadic jobs in which they will provide everything necessary for the activity.
Often an intermediary company calls you to perform a service, you put your knowledge, your labor and the precise means, you charge, you give a percentage to the mediating company and you are going to wait for the next “mini job”.

The new rules would apply to anyone being paid to work at least 12 hours per four weeks on average, including domestic , on-demand, intermittent, voucher based- and, platform workers as well as trainees and apprentices.

However, genuinely self-employed workers would not be covered by the legislation.

The EU Member States have 3 years to put the rules into practice, so in time, the Estatuto de Trabajadores will have to be adjusted to comply with this EU law. We will keep members informed, as always.

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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