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Biden administration to unveil contractor rule that could upend gig economy

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 01/09/2024 - 11:06

Reuters (08.01.2024) The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden will release a final rule as soon as this week that will make it more difficult for companies to treat workers as independent contractors rather than employees that typically cost a company more, an administration official said. The U.S. Department of Labor rule, which was first proposed in 2022 and is likely to face legal challenges, will require that workers be considered employees entitled to more benefits and legal protections than contractors when they are "economically dependent" on a company.

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Platform workers and social security: Recent developments in Europe | International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 11/02/2023 - 16:33

In Europe, as globally, platform work remains a growing phenomenon. This article explores how recent developments in Europe affect platform workers’ rights and access to social security. In particular, it considers recent steps toward the appropriate classification of certain workers, changes in working conditions, and the extension of new rights and responsibilities

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Europe
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Digital economy
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EU: Social protection for atypical workers during the pandemic

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/12/2022 - 17:22

etui.org (2022) The spread of Covid-19 and the ensuing adoption of lockdown measures have had severe consequences for European labour markets. All EU governments quickly made unprecedented economic and social support available to tackle the consequences of the pandemic. However, these measures – introduced by EU Member States during the pandemic as regards unemployment benefits, sickness benefits and special leave for parents – have not fundamentally improved formal access to social protection schemes for non-standard workers and the self-employed.

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european union
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Social Protection for the Informal Economy: Operational Lessons for Developing Countries in Africa and Beyond

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/07/2022 - 17:41

worldbank.org  (17.11.2021) The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerabilities of the vast and diverse informal economy as well as the lack of social protection schemes to provide timely support, especially to those in urban areas. To protect vulnerable individuals from shocks and build their resilience, governments in Africa need to expand social registries and develop and implement policies to cover the informal economy by innovative social protection programs.

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Australia: Tracing the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Australia's fastest-growing migrant group

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:03

Monash University (12.04.2021) As the pandemic-related shutdown intensified across Australia from March 2020, temporary and undocumented migrants and their advocates warned of devastating impacts on migrant workers and international students who were simultaneously losing their incomes while being excluded from social security benefits.

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australia
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Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 16:21

etui (March 2021) The purpose of the present study is to map key social protection measures taken during the pandemic from the perspective of fragmentation of labour market statuses, notably by focusing on non-standard workers and the self-employed as well as taking into account the gender dimension of these social protection measures. The analysis focuses on the 27 EU Member States, covering the period of the first wave of the pandemic: from the beginning of the lockdown measures (for most countries at the beginning of March 2020) until 31 December 2020.

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Mexico: The State of Mexico provides one-time cash benefit to unemployed due to COVID-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 11/30/2020 - 17:49

politica.expansion.mx (10.07.2020) A one-time cash benefit of 3,000 pesos is intended for people 18 years of age and older who live in the State of Mexico (Edomex) and who during the last four months lost their formal or informal employment, due to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The cash support will be delivered in two monthly installments, each of 1,500 pesos. Informal workers will need to sign a declaration under oath of saying the truth about having lost their (informal) employment due COVID-19 situation.

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latin america
mexico
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Mexico:The IMSS simplified the process to give social security to domestic workers

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 11/25/2020 - 19:11

Infobae (24.11.2020) The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) presented the second phase of the pilot test for the affiliation of Household Workers, through which the payment process carried out by the employer is simplified and automated . This provides continuity and simplifies the operation of the pilot test, benefiting 2.4 million informal workers who carry out paid activities at home .

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mexico
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IMF: Morocco’s Pandemic Social Protection Solutions a ‘Success Story’

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 15:51

moroccoworldnews.com (20.10.2020) Morocco established several innovative digital solutions to increase the number of beneficiaries of social protection schemes during the pandemic.

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