Platform workers: automatic reclassification of self-employed into employees needs to be avoided!
While the European Parliament is preparing its internal compromise amendments within the EMPL committee, and the Council prepares itself to issue its general approach, HOTREC continues actively passing on its main messages to the co-legislators.
HOTREC’s main priorities include:
- Restrict the scope of the Directive to digital labour platforms and clearly leave other businesses out of the scope, and
- Establish enough well-tailored criteria for classifying a collaborator as an employee – the automatic assumption that all collaborators are employees is excessive and disconnected from business reality.
The proposal might affect the hospitality sector in an unproportionate way: the number of self-employed willing to work on platforms might decrease. This situation might lead to fewer people dedicating their time to work in food delivery services or cleaning platforms, and therefore, to less people working in activities related to the hospitality sector.