In the light of this development the EU has proposed a new directive on platform work (the Directive). The Directive is aimed at so-called platform workers, this concerns individuals providing goods and services to clients or customers through digital platforms. The majority of individuals working in the platform economy are self-employed on paper, but in reality, often have an employment relationship with the platform. The classification of workers as self-employed leads to employers avoiding employer obligations and fiscal legislation.
Hjort assisted the Union of Education Norway in filing a complaint with the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Partner Christopher Hansteen, Senior Associate Johannes Teigland, and Associate Maria Mirijanyan assisted the Union of Education Norway in its complaint to the Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) for violations of ILO conventions concerning the protection of freedom of association, conventions to which Norway is bound.