Employment Working Group

Towards more effective labour protection for all workers and increased resilience of the economy

This paper prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for the 2nd G20 Employment Working Group meeting addresses the need to adapt and revise labour protection measures to match the increasing diversity of working arrangements. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of inclusive labour protection for the resilience of workers, their families, and business sustainability. To reduce inequalities and across workers and to strengthen their resilience in the face of new crises, labour protection needs to be inclusive, adequate and effective. This involves strengthening and extending existing forms of labour protection, while also exploring new forms of protection, and improving their implementation through more effective compliance strategies.