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Uberization of the labor market

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Belgium

Employment legislation and practice are evolving very quickly. Technology is the main driver of this evolution.  As work is concerned; Innovation in technology can lead to fragmentation and a high degree of specialization of the work. The traditional employment formats - such as salaried employee and self-employed - are under tension; it is not always easy to apply the existing principles to working with new technologies.

The latter is illustrated by difficulties governments and courts encounter in determining the exact nature of the work whenever new technologies are involved. The GMB in the UK (the union that represents professional drivers) for example is taking legal action against Uber saying that the drivers should have a salaried status rather than be treated as being self-employed.

To find out more about these issues, please read the article full where you will read some of the issues recently touched on. Have a good read! 

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