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The Rise and Fall of Sham Contracting

The lines dividing the roles of employee and independent contractor are becoming increasingly blurred.

Organisations reliant on the label of the latter to protect them from employer obligations such as minimum wage, superannuation and leave entitlements are now facing the pressure of discerning ‘substance not form’ debate. Workers from various sectors, particularly within the gig economy (think Uber and Foodora), are campaigning against the unsupportive working conditions they face as independent contractors. Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Sham Contracting