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Transition of a contract of employment: From the location conduction to the relational contract

This article presents the correlation between the economic background of a given era and legal regulation of labour. It aspires to answer the question: what legal construction most suits a current global economy. The author shows the effect of location conduction on the employment contract of today and offers three possible scenarios regarding future labour law. One such scenario is the maintenance of the current, traditional concept that strives to secure a balance between security of the employee and flexibility of employment. The second scenario entails possibilities provided by the so-called gig economy; it deconstructs almost all limitations provided by labour law and, at the same time, annuls the structure of labour law as it is today. The third scenario proposes an adaptation of a specific interpretation of long-term contract – relational contract – to labour law.