Platform economy: Commission wants to combat bogus self-employment

Couriers who work for the food delivery service Deliveroo are not employees but self-employed workers, the Brussels Labour Court ruled on Wednesday. The case, which involved only 30 couriers, is emblematic of the problem posed by the emerging platform economy: Is a platform an employer and, accordingly, are its workers employees? European regulation has so far been lacking, leading to many different court rulings in the member states.

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