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Are food delivery workers “entrepreneurs”?

Good morning! We’re covering today a recent verdict classifying food delivery app workers as “entrepreneurs.” Brazil’s disregard for natural disaster prevention. And the biggest case of modern slavery finally goes to trial.

Labor court denies employment relationship to app workers

A labor court in São Paulo dismissed a request to impose employer responsibilities on food delivery app iFood. In practical terms, the decision denies iFood’s delivery drivers the right to monthly deposits into a severance fund—accessible in the case of redundancy—insurance against workplace accidents, a guaranteed Christmas bonus, paid vacations, among other benefits.

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