‘Uber Eats and Deliveroo should be very worried’: Ruling to reshape gig economy

Australia’s gig economy could be reshaped by a finding that a former Foodora delivery rider, unfairly dismissed, was an employee, not an independent contractor.

Experts say the ruling last week by the Fair Work Commission has put the business models of competitors Uber Eats and Deliveroo under increased scrutiny.

Labor senator Murray Watt this year chaired the Future of Work inquiry, which examined the gig economy in which almost a million self-employed Australians work on a freelance or project basis, rather than in permanent jobs.


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