Australian outsourcing platform Airtasker told Business Insider Australia it’s seen rocketing demand for freelancers since the start of the pandemic.
Delivery platforms and fast food brands have spent millions on advertising as they capitalise on lockdowns.
DoorDash told Insider that the bill could hurt delivery workers and their ability to earn money, while supporters say it supports small restaurants.
Proposition 22 exempted ride-hailing and food delivery companies from complying with state laws on minimum wage, healthcare, and unemployment benefits.
A NSW audit has found Uber failed to report incidents around crashes, assault and driver hours.
Uber drivers from Sydney and Melbourne have launched legal action in the Federal Court to determine whether they, and other gig economy drivers, are entitled to protections as employees, such as minimum rates of pay.
Carol Tomé is heading into her second peak shipping season as CEO of UPS. Can Tomé keep up its profitability push?
The federal government is trialling new rules that will tighten ATO reporting requirements for gig economy operators and employees. As the gig economy expands to include more industries in Australia, it is increasingly facing regulation to improve safety and transparency. Experts say the proposed legislation signals the gig economy will […]
Australian rideshare drivers will miss out on crucial government support as four of Australia’s capital cities face stay at home orders. In Sydney, which faces the longest lockdown, sole traders must turn over more than $75,000 a year in order to be eligible for $5,000 and $10,000 grants. Drivers join […]
Dara Khosrowshahi makes $12 million a year, or roughly $33,333 a day. His Uber Eats shifts averages to about $30 per hour.
A landmark Senate inquiry has leveled 15 recommendations it hopes will make platform work safer and fairer for those participating in Australia’s gig economy. Regulators should crack down on “practices that incentivise unsafe behaviour,” the report states. Coalition members of the Senate Select Committee on Job Security opposed the interim […]
Uber says median driver pay is $40 per hour in some cities. Researchers say there's no way to know without more data.
Food delivery giant Deliveroo is challenging a ruling last month by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) which found a dismissed rider was more like an employee than an independent contractor. The ruling, which acknowledged technology and the pandemic meant traditional employment had “changed dramatically”, has implications for the future of […]
Uber offered to subsidize drivers' healthcare insurance - but then said the offer only applied in California. "We made a mistake," it reportedly said.
Gig companies deployed Maya Angelou and racial justice rhetoric to pass Prop 22. But the law is just recycled racism, a gig economy expert argues.
Australian delivery services have been under intense scrutiny in recent months, facing legal challenges and proposed legislative changes. Melbourne-based Foodifox says it is championing an alternative ‘ethical’ business path in contrast with the direct delivery model. Instead of direct delivery, employees make deliveries from a centralised kitchen to dedicated heated […]
With the acquisition of a local jobs marketplace, Zaarly, Australian startup Airtasker is poised to enter its biggest market yet with an expansion to the US. As the industry sees real pushback and growing regulatory efforts, founder and CEO Tim Fung told Business Insider Australia he’s not concerned about threats […]