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Newsletter March, 2021

Dutch Courts ruled on the classification of platform workers and government advisory group view

March, 2021
  • The classification of platform workers is unclear in the Netherlands, despite recent Court decisions and a report from the Labour Inspectorate
  • Recently, an advisory bipartite Committee highlighted the “need for a political and policy response in the short term to this discussion”

UK Supreme Court judgment on Uber platform drivers as “workers” and its meaning

March, 2021
  • The long-standing case of Uber and others v. Aslam and others (2016) was finally settled by the UK Supreme Court that confirmed the views of the lower Courts stating Uber’s drivers status of “workers” within the UK legal system
  • The Supreme Court also determined what must be considered as working time for a Uber driver
Newsletter January, 2021

German Federal Labour Court decision on the case of a crowdworker and relative salary

January, 2021
  • The German Federal Labour Court (No. 9 AZR 102/201, 1 December 2020) re-classified the crowdworker as an employee
  • It determined also that for remuneration purposes, the company shall not be bound by pre-established fees that the worker received as a self-employed worker. 

New Zealand Employment Court’s decision on the case of a self-employed for a platform company

January, 2021
  • The Employment Court examined the terms of the Service Agreement, the intention of the parties and the relationship operated in practice.
  • It ruled against the classification of the complainant as an employee of Uber
Newsletter October, 2020

Spain: Supreme Court decision on the employment status of workers for a delivery company and social dialogue process on a "Riders Law"

October, 2020
  • Spanish Supreme Court held that the riders of a delivery company are employees.
  • This decision accelerated the government initiative towards the elaboration of a “Riders law”, with the involvement of the social partners.

G20 Ministerial Declaration on Labour and Employment and B20 Taskforce recommendations

October, 2020
  • G20 Ministries of Labour and Employment provided unconditional support to prioritising decent jobs for all and a robust and adaptive social protection system.
  • The B20 released its recommendations on the Future of Work and Education.

Singaporean Government and social partners tasked with the creation of jobs ahead

October, 2020
  • Social partners get together to concretely support 100,000 jobseekers.
  • Identify and develop job opportunities and skills training are the goals of the tripartite National Jobs Council.
  • Job opportunities are developed through temporary assignments, attachments and traineeships.
Newsletter August, 2020

Kazakhstan new Law on employment contract and dismissals

August, 2020
  • The law “On Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Labor Issues”, was adopted in Kazakhstan on 4 May 2020
  • It had multiple repercussions on employers

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