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Examining gig work

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National Law School of India University’s (NLSIU) work with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung seeks to study the rise of the gig economy, which has led to the growth of platform work. Gig work is characterised by flexible, on-demand work through digital platforms such as ride-hailing and food delivery apps. However, this form of work is often marked by low pay, lack of job security, and poor working conditions. In India, platform work has become a popular form of employment, especially among migrant and daily wage workers who are seeking more flexible work options.

The research will explore various aspects of platform work, including the earning potential, work intensity, and the overall structure of employment in these platforms.

The project aims to develop a framework for the regulation of gig work and the rights of platform workers in India. Given the precarious nature of platform work, it is important to establish guidelines that protect the rights of workers, including minimum wage requirements, access to benefits, and protection against discrimination. By developing a framework for regulation, this research aims to create a more equitable and just platform work environment in India.

About National Law School of India University

NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986. The premier law school was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions.

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