Contingent workforce and flexible working continue to be a dominant issue in the current employment landscape. The laws in this area are still evolving, as governments adapt to modern workforce models, which companies are increasingly engaging with in order to help ‘future proof’ their businesses.

Recognizing this issue, our multi-practice team of industry experts have come together to provide resources that guide organizations through essential considerations and risks that come with these flexible working models and less traditional forms of worker engagement.

Interactive Contingent Worker Misclassification Risk Comparison Tool

This multijurisdictional, interactive map and comparison tool highlight various areas of risk that companies should be considering when engaging contingent workers, covering employment, tax, social security and pensions. With just a few clicks, find out answers to your questions such as what are the main risks involved or is there a safe harbour for contingent workers from different perspectives in various countries in the EU.

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Contingent Worker Misclassification Risk Comparison 


Contingent Workforce: managing the risks and uncertainties

This document provides a snapshot of key considerations employers need to know when engaging contingent workers.

Key contacts in Employment, Tax and VAT across EMEA jurisdictions are listed in the document should you have any questions.

Infographic screenshot featuring content from the downloadable PDF Contingent Workforce Infographic

Global Pensions Webinar Series 19 May to 8 June 2021 

Baker McKenzie's Global Pensions Team is delighted to invite you to our first virtual global webinar series. This two-part series will bring together colleagues from around the world to explore the latest developments in pensions across multiple jurisdictions.

 FTSE 100 Executive Remuneration Survey

We are pleased to share our FTSE 100 Executive Remuneration survey reports for the 2020 reporting season, which have been prepared this year in collaboration with Aon.

With 2/3 of the FTSE 100 companies putting their remuneration policies up for approval in 2020, our survey contains helpful guidance on the key changes and new trends in executive remuneration.


Technological advancement, economic pressures and unexpected global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have all led to a significant increase in appetite for agility and flexibility in workforces.

Traditional employment models are being transformed, with many global organizations moving away from the typical 9-5 office work existence in favor of contingent, temporary, remote, platform-based and crowdworking models. As the use of automation and AI accelerate, in the wake of a global pandemic, there has never been a more critical time for organizations wishing to stay competitive to innovate and revolutionize their working practices.

Visit our FutureWorks site for more information and access additional resources.

Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) research programme

Baker McKenzie's London Pensions team has been a proud sponsor of the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) research programme into ESG investing by pension schemes, and we are delighted to share the third and final report of the series, Engaging with ESG: Environmental, Social & Governance factors. The report explores how each of the individual components of ESG play a key role in developing pension scheme investment strategies, and how these strategies interact with the current regulatory landscape.

Furthermore, the report investigates the developing approaches pensions schemes are taking to ESG risk factors, including the evolution of effective risk mitigation, barriers that are preventing the integration of these factors and the importance of data throughout the ESG journey. It also takes a look forward to future opportunities and challenges surrounding ESG for pension schemes and what trustees and companies alike can do to prepare appropriately. The first report on The History of ESG Investment in the UK and second report The Climate Change Report, which explores the way in which pension scheme investment takes into account climate change within the regulatory landscape are also available for your reference.

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