While law lags behind, we must define employment in the sharing economy

Employment law in Ireland has not kept pace with change

11th December, 2016

The concept of the “sharing economy” is now a global reality, thanks mainly to new technology platforms that allow customers to connect with businesses in new ways.

Sharing economy companies operate non-traditional business models that also affect working relationships.

Employment law in Ireland has not kept pace with these changes, and workers are still classified along traditional lines – as employees or contractors.

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