contractors or employees

  1. Jack Malarkey

    Fair Work Commission: Uber Eats driver not an employee

    Amita Gupta v Portier Pacific Pty Ltd; Uber Australia Pty Ltd t/a Uber Eats In a decision dated Tuesday 21 April 2020, the Full Bench Fair Work Commission has confirmed (on appeal) that an Uber Eats driver is not an employee. Here’s a copy of the decision...
  2. Jack Malarkey

    Fair Work Ombudsman media release: Uber drivers not employees

    Full text of Fair Work Ombudsman statement: Uber Australia investigation finalised 7 June 2019 The Fair Work Ombudsman has completed its investigation relating to Uber Australia Pty Ltd (Uber Australia) and its engagement of drivers. Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said that inspectors...
  3. Jack Malarkey

    Senate Committee report

    The Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers on Wednesday 19 September 2018 tabled its report Hope is not a strategy – our shared responsibility for the future of work and workers. View the report as a single document - (PDF 2MB) The report includes recommendations of...
  4. BurgerTiime

    California says Uber is classified as a transportation firm and owes back fees!

    State regulator ruling could cost Uber ‘millions State regulators changed how they legally classify ride-hail giant Uber on Thursday, a technical move that may cost the company millions of dollars. The California Public...
  5. Jack Malarkey

    California Supreme Court decision on employment status

    From ‘Wired’: First two paragraphs: THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME Court dealt a major blow to the gig economy on Monday in a decision that will have far-reaching effects not just for the likes of Uber and GrubHub, but for...
  6. Jack Malarkey

    Fair Work Ombudsman investigates Uber First two paragraphs: The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched an investigation into Uber and whether its contracts with tens of thousands of Australian drivers are in...
  7. Jack Malarkey

    House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee report into self-employment and the gig economy

    On 29 April 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons released its report into self-employment and the gig economy. For the full text of the report, please see This is the committee's summary...
  8. Karl Marx

    Uber sues Seattle over Union Law. Drivers to Uber," Make my day."
  9. Jack Malarkey

    Australian radio program re employment status of Uber drivers etc.

    The Law Report program on Australian ABC Radio National concerns the employment status of Uber drivers and other service providers in the gig economy. It was broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The program lasts for 30 minutes. Towards the end, it has an interview with Ben Wilson, chair of...
  10. Jack Malarkey

    ABC Radio National program: Law Report: employment status of Uber drivers etc.

    This program was broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2016 on ABC Radio National's program, the Law Report. It includes an interview with Mike Oze-Inglehon, the former Uber driver from Perth who has challenged his deactivation in the courts. The program lasts for 30 minutes. I commend it. You can...
  11. Fireguy50

    Set your own rates!

    I was checking out a new company app service with Uber continually going downhill. It's called HONK, basically it's for tow truck drivers. They offer Jump starts 3 gallons of gas Change a flat tire Towing Winching out of a ditch Locked out (keys inside) With winter coming, I was going to join...
  12. Jack Malarkey

    Full text of Uber employment case

    Here is a link to the full text of the Uber employment case:
  13. Jack Malarkey

    Full text of UK employment tribunal decision

    Here is the full text of the decision itself:
  14. Roadster4

    You think you know Uber, think again! (Updated Conent - Privacy)

    There has been much criticism about Uber besides what we experience first hand and sometimes discuss here. To name a few: Contractors or Employees User privacy, Sabotage against competitors, Safety, and etc... So how well do we really know this company? This thread is intended to...