The COVID-19 pandemic has led to large-scale and rapid changes in work practices, including a dramatic increase in the number of people working from home. This report considers how decisions about location of work will be made as firms and workers continue to learn how...
This paper evaluates the evolution of employment and job postings around the 'remotability' of work in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic up to the end of 2020.
The Senate Select Committee on Job Security was established to inquire into and report on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. This first interim report focuses on gig work and gig workers.
The pandemic has shown that many workers can efficiently work remotely, with benefits for wellbeing and even productivity. This paper argues that the European Union should develop a framework to facilitate hybrid work.
An estimated 30 percent of the Canadian workforce engages in non-standard employment in some form. This paper explores policy considerations as well as the current state of non-standard and precarious employment and antecedents that have rendered this a reality for many and a choice for...
This report seeks to better understand employees’ experiences of working from home during the pandemic – the benefits, challenges and future opportunities.
Following the recent United Kingdom's Supreme Court judgement on Uber’s employment model and the global legal and regulatory pressures on the broader platform business model, this policy brief explores the implications of these developments for work and productivity in the UK economy.
This briefing highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating economic and social insecurity for more than 2 billion people employed in the informal sector, and adding to global inequality. The author argues that a radical rethink of the nature of work and social insurance is...
How frontline domestic and family violence workforce in Australia kept connected to their clients and each other through the pandemic
This report presents the findings of a nation-wide study of the experiences of frontline domestic and family violence (DFV) practitioners in Australia during the early months of COVID-19. The study explores the perceived impacts of the pandemic on clients, service adaptations and innovations, and the...
A platform economy strategy for Canada: supporting place-based governance for a more resilient and inclusive post-COVID future of work
Advances in big data, algorithms and cloud computing over the past decade have contributed to the emergence and widespread use of digital platforms. Given this new reality, the authors of this report believe there are a number of reasons why the Canadian government should adopt...