Business programme

Platform-Based Work: Creating a New Area of Law

Congress Centre, conference hall E11
People and Law
Online platforms provide a new way of working which sidesteps the traditional dichotomy of being either employed or self-employed. The use of platforms to work on a regular basis is an area which is yet to be fully covered by law. Today, most countries are attempting to find ways of incorporating this form of working into their systems regulating social and economic relations. Around the world, legal precedents often end with recognition being given to a worker’s fundamental rights as per standard employment. However, these developments should not be viewed as a move towards equating platform-based work with traditional employment, given the regulatory vacuum that continues to exist. How should the interests of companies be taken into account so as to not scare away the players of a rapidly growing market? Conversely, what should be done to avoid any negative social consequences? What balance should be struck between the realities of the innovation economy and a fair labour market?


Irina Kirkora
Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights


Oleg Babich
Head of Legal Department, Confederation of Labor of Russia
Anton Danilov-Danilyan
Co-Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) (online)
Mikhail Kirsanov
Director of the Department of Employment and Labor Migration, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation (online)
Andrei Korchak
Chief Executive Officer, MyGig
Ekaterina Papchenkova
Vice President, Director of the Center for Regulatory Policy, Center for Strategic Research
Dmitry Puchkov
Development Manager, Avito.Rabota (online)
Elizaveta Turbina
Legal Director, Yandex Go