The gig economy and regulatory uncertainty in Latin America
The impact mobile technology is having on society is creating major challenges for regulators around the globe. The speed of technological change has also given rise to new types of work that cannot be addressed through current labour legislation, especially for those working in the gig economy.
While the Brazilian labour reform in 2017 introduced some flexibility into the legal framework for employment, it did not address the impact of new technologies in the labour market. As a result, Uber and other online platforms could be subject to employment claims for misclassified employees.
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