Humans as a Service by Jeremias Prassl - LLDRL Speaker Series

Monday, May 14, 2018 15:00to16:30
Chancellor Day Hall Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Jeremias Prassl: "Gigs, tasks and rides are work - and should be regulated as such."

The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Jeremias Prassl, Faculty of Law, Oxford University.

The lecture will consist of a presentation of Professor Prassl's recent book "Humans as a Service: the Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy," during which he will offer an engaging account of the opportunities, challenges and large implications of "on-demand work" for employment law. Professor Prassl will also address how we can ensure decent working conditions, protect consumers and foster innovation amidst the rise of the "gig economy." A question period will follow.

Registration is required to attend this lecture. Confirm your presence by sending an email to lldrl.law [at] mcgill.ca by Sunday, May 13, 17:00, or by registering here: https://mailchi.mp/f456c35e5ba0/lldrl-speaker-series

About the lecturer

Jeremias Prassl is a Fellow of Magdalen College and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Oxford University. His research interests are in the field of employment law and technology. Jeremias read law at Oxford, Paris, and Harvard, and regularly advises public and private sector organisations around the world on regulating the gig economy.

He tweets about the future of work @JeremiasPrassl.

We ask that you register in order to attend.

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