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The Emerging Gig Economy

21.02.2017
The Emerging Gig Economy

The School of Law and the International Commercial and Economic Law Research Group hosted a seminar titled ‘The Emerging Gig Economy: Is there an APP for that?’ on Friday February 17th in the University of Limerick.

The seminar, which was organised by Eddie Keane, was convened to examine the issues raised by the growing trend of hiring workers hired for single events or ‘gigs’ through internet based Applications. Contributions came from a selection of jurisdictions and stakeholders, including Professor Frank Hendrickx, University of Leuven; Professor Keith Ewing, King’s College London; Professor Michael Doherty, NUI Maynooth; Ethel Buckley, Head of SIPTU’s private sector Services Division; Senator Ged Nash, Irish Labour Party Spokesperson on Equality, and Labour Affairs and Workers Rights; and Eddie Keane, University of Limerick.

The audience, who were comprised of academics from a broad range of disciplines and practitioners, enjoyed a lively discussion with the presenters.