The social partners’ priorities are the following:
- Scope: restrict the scope to digital labour platforms and clearly leave other businesses out of the scope.
- Legal presumption: establish robust EU criteria to trigger the legal presumption, that is easily applicable by the companies at national level. Avoid automatic reclassification and preserve the willingness of the truly self-employed to keep their status.
- Rebuttal procedure: must be realistic and done according with national legislation. A suspensive effect of the legal presumption until the end of the rebuttal is essential to avoid automatic reclassification of self-employed into employees.
We count on the co-legislator’s support in making this Directive a practical legal instrument for companies to be able to comply with at national level!