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Turning the clock forward

By Ursula Huws / 15 April, 2021

The Covid pandemic has drawn new attention to the key importance of personal services for household survival, ranging from food delivery to care services. But all too often such services are provided by precarious workers, often employed via online platforms. Platform work is widespread across Europe and growing rapidly, research […]

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‘Old’ rules and protections for the ‘new’ world of work

By Sacha Garben / 15 April, 2021

The labour status of people working in the online platform economy is key to their socio-economic protection. But it has proven a difficult issue for courts and regulators. The EU is considering introducing a ‘rebuttable presumption of employment’ to help address this problem. What could this entail exactly?  For some […]

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“Exploit and Dump”. That’s how Czech state treats foreign workers with short-term visas .jpg

“Exploit and Dump”. That’s how Czech state treats foreign workers with short-term visas

By Luděk Jirka / 23 September, 2019

This leads to situations where foreign workers don’t even care to learn Czech or identify themselves with the Czech environment.

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