Mar14

Germany – Saving the Gig? Towards Fair Platform Work

By EU@SXSW

Add to My Calendar 14/03/20 11:00 AM 14/03/20 12:00 PM Central Standard Time Germany – Saving the Gig? Towards Fair Platform Work

Whether platform workers are classified correctly is not just a technicality: it has a substantial impact on fair competition and decent working conditions. For platform companies to contribute to an inclusive digital economy, platforms need to be able to compete on a level playing field. Drawing on the political discussions in California and Germany around regulatory approaches, panelists will debate: What are the benefits and social costs associated with platform work? Should self-employed platform workers have access to social security and basic employment rights? What can countries and regions do to set the rules for global platform companies and what are the responsibilities of these companies?

Presented by Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Maggie Mae’s 323 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

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Whether platform workers are classified correctly is not just a technicality: it has a substantial impact on fair competition and decent working conditions. For platform companies to contribute to an inclusive digital economy, platforms need to be able to compete on a level playing field. Drawing on the political discussions in California and Germany around regulatory approaches, panelists will debate: What are the benefits and social costs associated with platform work? Should self-employed platform workers have access to social security and basic employment rights? What can countries and regions do to set the rules for global platform companies and what are the responsibilities of these companies?

Presented by Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

  • 14th March 2020
  • 11:00AM–12:00PM
  • Maggie Mae’s
    323 E 6th St.
    Austin, TX 78701

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