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EU Directive Decoded: Your Burning Questions Answered!

Join our candid conversation on the EU Directive, exploring the positive changes, potential challenges, and the unfiltered truth behind the scenes. Don’t miss out on what you need to know but were afraid to ask!


The Webinar You've Been Waiting For

Welcome to the ultimate exploration of the EU Directive on platform workers!  In this exclusive webinar, we’re pulling back the curtain on the intricacies of the directive, dissecting the good, the bad, and the downright intriguing aspects that shape the landscape for platform workers across the EU.

Connor Heaney

Managing Director | CXC Global EMEA

Julie Van Kerckhoven

Lawyer – Employment law & social security | KPMG Law

Stay Ahead, Stay Compliant

Proactive compliance not only shields your organisation from legal risks but also paves the way for a positive work environment and an esteemed reputation in the business community.

Join us for a candid conversation where we address your burning questions head-on. This is your chance to gain insights you’ve always wanted but were hesitant to ask.

What You Will Gain

Insights on the directive's requirements.
Strategies for conducting effective assessments.
Practical tips for implementing compliance changes.
Knowledge to mitigate legal risks.
Keys to fostering a positive work environment.

Who Should Attend

HR Professionals
Legal Teams
Operations Managers
Business Owners
Anyone Keen on Ensuring Compliance

Why is The EU Directive a BIG deal?

Non-compliance with the EU Directive on Platform Workers can pose significant challenges for organizations, potentially leading to legal, operational, and reputational issues. Here are the top three challenges they could face:

Legal consequences

  • Fines and Penalties: Non-compliance may result in hefty fines and penalties imposed by regulatory authorities. The directive outlines specific obligations and requirements that organizations must adhere to, and failure to do so can lead to financial repercussions.

  • Legal Action by Workers: Workers classified as platform workers may have legal grounds to challenge their employment status. This could lead to individual or collective legal actions, potentially resulting in back pay, compensation, or changes in employment conditions.

Operational disruptions

  • Restructuring Costs: Adapting to the requirements of the EU Directive may necessitate significant changes to the organization’s business model, operations, and contractual arrangements. Implementing these changes could lead to unexpected restructuring costs and operational disruptions.

  • Loss of Flexibility: Compliance measures, such as providing specific benefits or adhering to working time regulations, may impact the flexibility that organizations have traditionally enjoyed in managing platform workers. Striking a balance between compliance and maintaining operational efficiency could be a delicate challenge.

Reputational risk

  • Brand Image and Public Perception: Non-compliance with regulations designed to protect workers’ rights can tarnish an organization’s reputation. Negative publicity and public scrutiny may follow, potentially leading to a loss of customer trust, investor confidence, and overall brand credibility.

  • Social Responsibility Impact: In an era where corporate social responsibility is paramount, organizations seen as disregarding the rights and well-being of platform workers may face backlash from socially conscious consumers, employees, and advocacy groups. This can impact the organization’s standing in the eyes of the public.

Proactive Compliance: Your Shield Against Risks, Your Key to Success!

It is crucial for organizations to proactively address these challenges by staying informed about the directive’s requirements, conducting thorough assessments of their current practices, and implementing necessary changes to ensure compliance.

What Is the European Directive on Platform Workers?

The European Directive on platform workers is a legislative proposal by the EU Commission to enhance working conditions for individuals employed through labour platforms.

Watch our interview with CXC’s EMEA Managing Director, Connor Heaney, as he provides a simple explanation of the Directive and what it means for workers and the organisations that engage these workers

Why Is the EU Directive Necessary?

With an estimated 28 million platform workers in the EU, projected to increase to 43 million by 2025, the need for regulatory clarity becomes apparent.

While many platform workers are genuinely self-employed and value the flexibility of their status, approximately 5.5 million gig workers
have been misclassified, depriving them of essential employment rights.

The EU Commission aims to rectify this situation and ensure fair treatment for all platform workers through the Platform Work Package.

Want to Learn More?

Tune in into the Open Talent Report podcast episode:

Connor Heaney, MD at CXC EMEA was joined by legal experts Lucas Stuurop (Lexence) and Julie Van Kerckhoven (Van Havermaet) to discuss the proposed EU directive that aims to improve the working conditions of those working in the platform economy.

Topics discussed:

  • What is the goal of the directive?
  • What impact will it have on workers?
  • What impact will it have on platforms?
  • What will it mean for the future of the platform economy?


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EU Directive on Platform Workers [The Ultimate Guide]

With the increasing prevalence and growth of digital labor platforms, it is important for companies to understand and comply with the regulations outlined in the EU Directive to ensure fair treatment of platform workers and avoid potential legal consequences.

Ensure compliance. Expand globally. Mitigate risks.

Our comprehensive suite of solutions, including CXC Comply, is designed to help businesses like yours navigate the complexities of workforce management.

From building a contractor workforce to offering corporate compliance consulting and training, we’ll ensure you stay ahead of the game.

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