Belgium Labor Market Reform Package Includes Gig Economy Regulation

Belgium’s recent reform package, agreed upon by their multi-party coalition government, will allow workers a four-day workweek and more. The reform package also includes regulations for platform workers: “Workers in the gig economy will also receive stronger legal protections under the new rules, while full-time employees will be able to work flexible schedules on demand.”

All it takes for a worker to be considered an employee is meeting three out of eight possible criteria, but it’s not meant to dissuade people from working independently. “If someone wants to work as a self-employed person, they can do so and will have more autonomy,” social affairs minister Frank Vandenbroucke said.

Read the full story on Euronews here.

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Alex Steeno

Alex Steeno

Senior industry analyst, adviser of multiple hypergrowth agencies, SaaS, and tech-enabled service platforms, Alex Steeno regularly contributes insights related to industry trends, growth marketing, and management consulting.

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