To what extent can Metavers affect labor law? This is the question we all want answered!
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in front of the desk, doing a number of identical tasks will be remembered in a few years (perhaps), as will be the work of a series advocated at the turn of the last century. . We have just entered the 20s of the 21st century and it is clear that organizations and work models are changing.
With so many opportunities, it’s not surprising that many believe Metavers will be ahead. “The next big thing“There will be a great evolution of the Internet in the business world and in relation to the set of technologies, often called web3Which includes cryptocurrencies, the BlockchainVirtual reality, immersive technology, among others.
The changes brought about by technology in recent decades are undeniable. Although welcome, the changes raise questions about the outcome of their actual work. In the face of such challenges, the state of the art has decided that we mark some of the reflections that we cannot mention briefly but critically for Metavers:
1. The first have already appeared Complaints of sexual harassment in Metavers!
It is therefore important that employers already define “disciplinary policies” in terms of potential “misconduct” in metavars – so that these (and other) potential violations of labor duties are properly analyzed from a labor legal point of view and, where appropriate, handled appropriately and proportionately.
Two Workers become “exposed” Trade In Metavers, allowing them to purchase products for themselves and their avatars.
In this context – and assuming that cryptocurrencies will be used for this purpose – is it possible that we, once and for all, will stop being lyrical and start a serious discussion about retaliation in digital currency? The subject of discussion, we know well (!), But we believe it deserves thoughtful consideration from all participants.
3. The introduction of Metavers workspace can make employers a source of global talent and strengthen the cultural diversity of the organization.
However, before hiring workers in Metavers, those who do not physically reside in the employer’s country should consider various issues, including tax, social security and immigration consequences.
4. Workers from different countries will be “neighbors” in the same environment, which raises the question: what about disputes, where to settle them?
What will be the forum capable of resolving the labor struggle in Metavers?
Will the parties be able to choose the applicable law (controversial assumption)?
Even in this environment, will it ever be possible to create virtual courts and resolve them in metavers?
5. In addition to the “worker-avatar”, how will the health protection of the “human being” who controls him be ensured, who is bound to use virtual reality equipment for hours?
From a business perspective, we do not believe that the impact of Metavers on workers’ health should be forgotten. At present, we cannot exclude potential psychosocial risks (hitherto unknown मुळे) because of the worker’s prolonged exposure to parallel virtual reality.
As can be seen, the questions are, in fact, many and varied. This means that, once again, it will be up to theory and jurisprudence to take responsibility and become heroes and pioneers in the treatment of these issues, which are a real challenge to the legal framework that regulates our labor relations.
Until then, innovation and legal creativity will be needed to stay together and fill the labor “meta-gaps” of Metavers!
As they say, the future is very near and in this case, it raises many questions. For now, all of this should be reflected. The answers should be left to the latter, as divination is not always a good advisor.
Therefore, it remains for us to follow the next chapter because “Still a lot of water will be carried under the bridge“Whatever the direction, this is definitely not the last time to write on this subject.
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