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Fair Work Ombudsman suing Foodora for sham contracting, underpaying staff

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14.06.2018

The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking Foodora Australia Pty Ltd to court for allegedly engaging in sham contracting activity that led to the underpayment of workers. The online food delivery company allegedly represented three workers as independent contractors when they were actually employees.

According to the papers filed in Federal Court, Foodora employed three delivery men — two bicycle riders who delivered food and drinks to Melbourne customers and one who delivered by car to Sydney customers — as regular employees but misrepresented them as independent contractors. According to the FWO, the company engaged the three workers in 2015, but during the periods in which they performed work in 2016, it breached sham contracting laws and underpaid........

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