Labour mobility in the gig-economy

Implementation of the principle of free movement of labour in the EU and the EAEU

Gaabriel Tavits, University of Tartu

The notion of platform work in the gig-economy is not a new notion any more. It is possible to work without grossing the border, but still the applicable legislation will change. According to the rules of the International private law, the applicable legislation to the employment contract will be determined by the habitual place of work. It is questionable, what is the habitual place of work in case of platform-employment – is it the geographical identity of the domain or something else? In case there is no need for physical movement any more, does the switching between the different platforms mean already the free movement or is this situation something special?