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On 1 and 2 August, time runs out for EU member states to
implement two important directives that give gig economy workers
and parents and carers in Europe new rights.
Clear working conditions
With an eye to regulating the gig economy, the European Union
has introduced new rules that entitle workers to clear information
on their working conditions. The Transparent and
Predictable Working Conditions Directive needs to be
implemented by each EU member state by 1
To find out more about the Transparent and Predictable Working
Conditions Directive, and to check the implementation status across
EU countries, you can consult our Clear Working Conditions
On 2 August, the Work-Life Balance Directive
needs to be implemented across the European Union. It aims to help
parents and carers reconcile their working lives and their caring
Our Work-Life Balance page explains these new rights and an
interactive map shows EU member states’ progress in introducing
them into national law.
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