Protection of Employment (Platform Workers and Bogus Self-Employment) Bill 2021: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to declare the relationship between employer and employee to be a status relationship, to declare the question whether an individual is an employee or is self-employed to be a question of law to be independently determined, to provide that the description given by the parties shall not be conclusive in determining the true status of an employment relationship, to provide for a presumption in favour of employee status in certain cases, to clarify the employment status of individuals who undertake personally to execute work or service for third parties, to take certain measures to counter the misrepresentation of the status of employees, to amend the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994, and to provide for related matters.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Tuesday, 11 May 2021.