Self-employed or employee – platform workers’ status unclear
Some Finnish authorities have ruled that platform workers (for example, food couriers) are employees while others view them as self-employed. The contradictory rulings are unfortunate as it would be important for both platform companies and platform workers to clarify the social security of platform workers. Employees are insured by the employer; the self-employed have to insure themselves.
Read more about the status of platform workers and who is to insure their work in the most recent English Summary (Työeläkelehti 4:2021) published on 7 December. The English Summary sheds light also on how Finnish survivors’ pensions are reformed and how well pensioners in Finland make ends meet.