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Troubled times for digital platforms – Laurent Guardelli and Chrystelle Deschamps – ILO


The way in which new technologies help to provide services has been addressed on numerous occasions by scholars and practitioners alike. As such, it is surprising that the first notable French employment rulings in this regard have only just emerged in recent months.

While French employment law has a reputation for being strict, it is only recently that judges have been faced with the challenge of determining whether individuals who work for digital platforms are employees of said platforms or self-employed.

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