“New Forms“ of Employment, A Challenge for Social Security System

Proceedings of ‏The 5th International Conference on New Findings On Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2020

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/5th.hsconf.2020.11.107

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“New Forms“ of Employment, A Challenge for Social Security System

Biljana Todorova



The social protection system faces challenges to provide full and effective coverage for workers in all forms of employment, including those in „new” forms of employment like part-time work, temporary work, fixed-term work, casual and seasonal work, self-employed people, independent workers, and homeworkers. Although the number of workers in non-standard employment has grown significantly over the past two decades, these workers continue to be regarded as being in „atypical“ employment. The big challenge for social protection is to keep up with the pace of change. For social security systems, the effects of „new“ forms of employment threaten the financial sustainability of contributory programs. It also creates the need to extend legal coverage to new categories of workers. This paper aims to see the challenges for the traditional financing of the social protection program of workers engaged in „atypical“ forms of works who often face social protection gaps.
Applying the comparative-legal method will enable us to see the positive-legal solutions that exist in the social security systems of the EU Member States, as well as whose solutions and experiences our country should follow. To discover the content of the norms dedicated to the social insurance of non-standard workers, the paper will use the dogmatic method and sociological method. For the analysis, the decryption method will also be used.

Keywords: labor markets, non-standard employment, social protection gaps, work.