"Government Can Do More to Help Underpaid Gig Workers"

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10 March 2021
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In today's Legal Matters commentary Government can do more to help underpaid gig workers, Jeff Andrew discusses the need for more "express regulation" to protect the needs of poorly paid gig workers. Andrew notes that “it would be good for people in the gig economy if the government stepped in to provide more direction.”

With the advent of various digital platforms like Uber and Foodora, workers’ employment rights are falling through the cracks. Andrew points out that these new platforms have “just basically rolled our the concept in the last decade without regard to labour laws.” This article also references Canadian Union of Postal Workers v Foodora Inc, a historic win at the Ontario Labour Relations Board which found that Foodora bike couriers were not independent contractors, and so were able to unionize. This case was litigated by Cavalluzzo’s own Ryan White.

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