On 12 June 2023, after lengthy negotiations, the Council of the EU agreed on the proposal for a directive that aims to better protect platform workers. This opens the door to negotiations between the Council and the European Parliament on the final directive. The directive aims to ensure that platform workers have or can obtain the appropriate employment status through the introduction of a legal presumption. In addition, the directive provides for rules regarding the transparency of the use of algorithms within the platform economy.
At the Ahead of Tax & Legal Conference 2023, taking place on 1 June 2023, Baker McKenzie tax and legal experts will highlight three important themes: race to net zero, innovation and the international business climate.