Evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work

Evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work

Evolving forms of employment relationships and decent work

11–15 May 2020
The course is available in English

The course is part of the International Labour Standards Academy, an event which brings together highly-specialized courses on ILS and gathers participants from various professional backgrounds and regions during the master classes in plenary, in order to explore how the issues that are collectively shaping the world of work connect and relate to ILS.

Key features

Learn with presentations, demos and key publications and reports


Exchange with ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers and external lectures


Share your country’s experience in your preliminary report


All training materials and resources are available on the eCampus and can be downloaded

Introduction to the course

This course analyses international labour standards relevant for employment arrangements that deviate from 'standard' employment. These include temporary employment, part-time and on-call work, agency work and multi-party employment, as well as disguised employment and dependent self-employment. The course also examines regional and national experiences and practices for addressing vulnerabilities associated with 'non-standard' employment.

Who attends this course?
  • Government, employers' and workers' representatives.
  • Judges, lawyers and legal practitioners.
  • Staff of public employment services and private employment agencies.
  • Staff of international organizations; academics and researchers.
  • Representatives of NGOs.
What topics does this course cover?
  • The framework on evolving forms of employment relationships: What is 'non-standard' employment? Why enterprises use 'non-standard' employment and how it affects them? What is the impact of such use on workers, labour market performance and the society? How can ILS be used to address issues related to 'non-standard' employment and related regulatory gaps? What country experiences and innovative practices can provide guidance for addressing vulnerabilities associated with 'non-standard' employment?
  • ILS relevant to evolving forms of employment relationships.
What will I get from the course?
  • Understanding of different types of ‘non-standard’ employment and related legal developments at the international and regional levels.
  • In-depth knowledge of ILS covering fixed-term work, agency work, part-time work, and ambiguous and disguised employment relationships, including work on digital labour platforms and through mobile applications.
How is the course organized?
  • Knowledge assessment at the start and at the end of the training. 
  • Participatory approach with Internet demonstrations, individual and group exercises followed by discussions in plenary.
  • Combination of legal and economic dimensions.
  • Synthesis exercise to draw practical conclusions on using what has been covered in the course in the participating countries.

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