Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden and ShareNL are organizing a conference “Reshaping Work” which will take place on October 19-20, 2017 at the University of Amsterdam.
“Reshaping Work” aims to bring together academics, policymakers, platforms, and gig-workers to discuss the impact of digital platforms and the future of labor. Keynote speakers are Professors Benjamin Sachs (Harvard Law School), Jeremias Prassl (Oxford University), Cristiano Codadogne (University of Milan), and Benedikt Franke (CEO Helpling). Over the last decade, platforms such as Uber, Helpling, and Upwork have rapidly transformed the way we work and employ others, generate income, and make use of our free time. These platforms facilitate, business-to-consumer (B2C), business-to-business (B2B), as well as peer-to-peer (P2P) exchanges, lowering transaction costs and creating more – and more flexible – job opportunities in highly accessible labor markets. At the same time, they have been accused of operating in disregard of existing labor laws and local regulations that require compliance with occupational licenses and permits as well as safety inspections. Both sides agree, however, that platforms are genuine game changers. In this conference the speakers will discuss how digital platforms are changing the labor market.
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