In depth analysis of the impact of fraudulent forms of contracting work on working conditions inequalities and business competition

IN DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF FRAUDULENT FORMS OF CONTRACTING WORK ON WORKING CONDITIONS INEQUALITIES AND BUSINESS COMPETITION

Funding body: Eurofound
Coordinator: Notus/Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini
Partners: Notus, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and national experts.
Period: 2016-2017
Notus team: Pablo Sanz

The overall objective of this study is to better understand the consequences of fraudulent forms of contracting work on working conditions, affecting workers and business competition, and to determine how effective the measures implemented by seven EU countries are in tackling/preventing fraud. To this aim, the study carries out interviews with relevant stakeholders (e.g. representatives of mediation bodies, labour inspectors and social partners) in the seven countries selected: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Spain, Italy, Estonia, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. NOTUS will carry out the scientific coordination of the study.

Publication

Eurofound (2017), Fraudulent contracting of work: Bogus self-employment (Czech Republic, Spain and UK), Eurofound, Dublin. Authors: Pablo Sanz de Miguel (Notus), Feliciano Iudicone (Fondazione Brodolini) and Isabella Biletta (Eurofound) (https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef1717en1_0.pdf)

Eurofound (2017), Fraudulent contracting of work: Abusing the posting of workers (Belgium, Finland and Italy), Eurofound, Dublin. Authors: Pablo Sanz de Miguel (Notus), Feliciano Iudicone (Fondazione Brodolini) and Isabella Biletta (Eurofound) (https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef1717en3_0.pdf)

Eurofound (2017), Fraudulent contracting of work: Fixed-term contracts (Belgium, Estonia and Spain), Eurofound, Dublin. Authors: Pablo Sanz de Miguel (Notus), Feliciano Iudicone (Fondazione Brodolini) and Isabella Biletta (Eurofound) (https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/information-sheet/2017/fraudulent-contracting-of-work-abusing-fixed-term-contracts-belgium-estonia-and-spain)

Eurofound (2017), Fraudulent contracting of work: Sham companies(Austria, Estonia and Italy), Eurofound, Dublin. Authors: Pablo Sanz de Miguel (Notus), Feliciano Iudicone (Fondazione Brodolini) and Isabella Biletta (Eurofound) (https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/information-sheet/2017/fraudulent-contracting-of-work-sham-companies-austria-estonia-and-italy)

Eurofound (2017), Fraudulent contracting of work: Abusing traineship status (Austria, Finland, Spain and Uk), Eurofound, Dublin. Authors: Pablo Sanz de Miguel (Notus), Feliciano Iudicone (Fondazione Brodolini) and Isabella Biletta (Eurofound) (https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/information-sheet/2017/fraudulent-contracting-of-work-abusing-traineeship-status-austria-finland-spain-and-uk)