For years, workers organisations, including AK, have been calling for a legal framework for workers employed via online platforms to ensure minimum standards of legal and social protection. Therefore, AK welcomes that the Commission has presented a directive proposal to improve working conditions in platform work.


Among other things, the reversal of the burden of proof, according to which it is incumbent on the labour platform to prove, where applicable, the absence of an employment relationship, is positive. However, improvements are also needed in some areas, which are outlined in this position paper: The criteria for the legal presumption are too restrictive and a clear definition of the person who is to be classed as the legally responsible employer is required.

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