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New ‘Deel Lab for Global Employment’: Data and tech aiding employment policy

By Jack Campbell | |5 minute read

Compliance and payroll company Deel has revealed the ‘Deel Lab for Global Employment’, connecting professionals, data and tech to influence policy as it relates to global workforces.

In a statement about the new group, Deel highlighted that “policy” is lacking when it comes to modern international working, and that “data-driven policy guidance” is one of the focuses of the new group. Their statement said: “The technological infrastructure is there to support this new way of working, but what’s missing is the policy infrastructure to help meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.”

According to Deel, “AI-powered compliance technology” is the other focus for the group, to “Develop AI-powered algorithms to identify the misclassification of workers in multiple jurisdictions, starting in Canada, the US, the UK, France, the Philippines, India, and Nigeria.”


They continued, “These algorithmic models will integrate local labor laws and jurisprudence to help companies better assess their standing amidst current global labor regulation.”

Deel highlighted a desire to use the lab to help EOR-type workers in terms of “benefits” and “rights”. Deel commented, “The lab aims to develop AI-powered compliance technologies and contribute to the policy discourse on rights for global workers, including EOR employees and independent contractors. It will be exploring ways to expand the reach of benefits reserved for traditional employees – benefits like healthcare, workplace insurance, compensation, and taxation.”

Data relating to employment from both Deel and other sources will be used by the lab, with former EU official and professor of law at Cornell University and Queens University Samuel Dahan sitting as chair of the lab. Other members of the lab will hail from a variety of industry and academic backgrounds.

Deel has shown its desire to champion flexibility previously, as seen in Deel and WeWork partner up to offer more flexible work published in October 2022 by HR Leader.

Partnering with WeWork, Deel offers flexible working memberships, highlighting the importance of flexibility in the current market.

Co-founder and chief executive officer of Deel Alex Bouaziz said in October: “We use WeWork to give our own global teams a more flexible work environment, so it only made sense to extend the partnership to our customers. Offering flexible workspace directly through Deel is just another way we’re simplifying global HR.”

According to Deel, the business has worked with 10,000 clients and people in over 100 countries over the last three years.





Compliance often refers to a company's and its workers' adherence to corporate rules, laws, and codes of conduct.

Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell

Jack is the editor at HR Leader.