The NSW Government is introducing new laws to improve safety in the gig economy after five food delivery riders died on the job last year. The new laws will become part of Work Health and Safety legislation and come amid concerns over a lax approach to road safety by the riders themselves. The changes are… Read more »
THE GIG’S UP: Fair Work Commission’s finds Deliveroo driver was unfairly dismissed because he was an employee, not a contractor
The ruling by Australia’s Fair Work Commission that online food delivery platform Deliveroo unfairly dismissed driver Diego Franco marks a major shift in the Australian “gig” economy. What’s most significant is the commission has ruled Franco was, in fact, an employee of Deliveroo, not an independent contractor – the legal strategy platform companies use to… Read more »
Anthony Albanese will risk a backlash from employers when he releases an industrial relations policy promising a Labor government would substantially increase the legal rights and protections for Australians in insecure work. Wednesday’s policy unveiling will ensure industrial relations is a major political battleground in coming months, with the opposition already declaring it will vote… Read more »
A former Uber Eats rider who was removed from the platform for being 10 minutes late with a delivery has lost her unfair dismissal case after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) found she was an independent contractor to the company and did not meet the benchmarks to qualify an employee for an unfair dismissal claim.… Read more »
Fairfax-backed Oneflare has acquired Sydney-based UrbanYou, a platform facilitating the booking of home services such as cleaning and gardening on-demand.
Sydney-founded home services marketplace UrbanYou has announced the acquisition of HomeHello, an on-demand marketplace for customers seeking domestic cleaning services, for an undisclosed fee.
Fair Work is looking to determine whether Uber’s classing of drivers as ‘independent contractors’ rather than employees complies with federal workplace legislation.
Passel is a crowdsourced delivery service using regular people already near the local store to complete the final mile delivery.
Payments startup Hyperwallet has expanded into Australia, looking to target growth across the Asia Pacific region from its new Sydney base.
Unions NSW has today announced it has come to a “groundbreaking agreement” with Airtasker to deliver workers on the platform a number of conditions.