The Impact of New Forms of Self-Employment on Employment Law


Digitalization has not only brought new employment prospects for salaried workers; it has also led to the emergence of new forms of self-employed work that offer companies higher flexibility in the procurement of services. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) has identified nine systems of work – termed ‘new forms of employment’ – and has published several reports on the subject since 2015. This paper aims to analyses how these forms of work fit into the Spanish legal system, and to identify problems that may arise in relation to the adaptation of the regulatory system and its inherent weaknesses.

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