Delivery Riders – Employees or Contractors?

The main question we get asked from delivery riders is “do we have a case against the employer?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question is not always “yes”. Since the DOLE defined what constituted an employee as opposed to a contractor, certain criteria have to be ascertained before any legal answer could be given. So who are employed and who are not? Before you can advise someone on their employment status, you first have to apply the three tests that will determine the status of the delivery rider.

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