San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Uber and Out?
Regulating Work in the Gig Economy
The Industrial Relations Society of SA Inc is presenting an information seminar on 26th October 2016 on the subject of Regulating Work in the Gig Economy.
A growing number of Australians, like their counterparts elsewhere, are engaged in various forms of platform-based on-call work. They use apps, like those offered by Uber, Freelancer or Airtasker, to connect with clients, performing anything from internet-based micro-tasks to more traditional forms of labour, such as driving or home maintenance. This seminar will review what we know about the nature and prevalence of these arrangements and consider the challenges they pose to existing forms of labour regulation, in relation to issues such as minimum wages, work safety and discrimination.
Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a Legal Consultant to the law firm Piper Alderman. One of Australia’s leading experts in employment law and workplace relations, he is the President of the Australian Labour Law Association, co-director of the Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group and a former President of the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia. His books include Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law and also Creighton & Stewart’s Labour Law, the sixth edition of which was recently published by Federation Press. His current research includes Australian Research Council-funded projects on the regulation of unpaid work experience and the role of industrial tribunals in promoting workplace cooperation.
Registration should be received by close of business, Wednesday 19th October 2016. Refunds will not be given for cancellations received after this date.