Accommodating platform work as a new form of work in Dutch social security law: New work, same rules?

S. Montebovi*

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In the Netherlands, the social security rights of platform workers have still not been formally defined. At present, the level of social security protection accorded to all workers is derived directly from the labour law qualification. In the continuing absence in the Netherlands of specific legislation for platform workers, specifically as regards labour law and social security law, the existing legislation is steering. This means that the platform worker is either included using the status of employee with the corresponding extensive protection package, or the status of self-employed with limited social protection. For the majority of platform workers, this second option is applied to date. Nevertheless, recent developments point to possible improvements in the social security position of platform workers in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-83
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Social Security Review
Issue number3/4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • atypical work
  • platform workers
  • social security legislation
  • coverage
  • self-employed
  • social protection
  • labour market
  • Netherlands

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