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European Commission proposal would reclassify gig workers as employees

The New York Times 12/09/2021

Gig workers in 27 countries across Europe may go from being classified as independent contractors to employees if a proposal being considered by the European Commission goes through. Adoption would mean that workers would be entitled to a minimum wage and other legal protections connected to employment, just like any other employee. An estimated 4.1 million gig workers are making deliveries and handling other jobs in Europe.

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