15 MAR 2019

Diagnostic report on Bogus Self-Employment in Greece and Recommendations for Reforms

Diagnostic report on Bogus Self-Employment in Greece and Recommendations for Reforms

SUMMARY

The aims of this diagnostic report are to examine the extent, causes and consequences of bogus self-employment (BSE) in Greece, to highlight ways in which national governments have sought to address the issue of BSE and to set out recommendations for measures to tackle BSE in Greece.

BSE is a form of non-standard employment that falls between the categories of employment and self-employment. It can take the form of a ‘disguised employment relationship’, in which ‘an employer treats an individual as other than an employee in a manner that hides his or her true legal status as an employee’, and ‘dependent self-employment’, in which ‘workers perform service for a business under a contract different from a contract of employment but depend on one or a small number of clients for the incomes and receive direct guidelines regarding how the work is done (ILO 2016: 36). In either case, workers in BSE are typically denied employment rights and social protections that are provided to those workers whose status as employees is beyond dispute.

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