While law lags behind, we must define employment in the sharing economy
Employment law in Ireland has not kept pace with change
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.
Employees are those working in traditional contracted roles such as ...