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A new report this week from a business and human rights group says Uber and meal delivery service Deliveroo are prime examples of companies in the gig economy that are misclassifying workers in order to cut costs.

The latest annual Corporate Legal Accountability Briefing from the London-based Business & Human Rights Resource Centre states that large gig economy platforms like Uber Technologies Inc. and Deliveroo are mislabeling workers as “independent contractors” rather than employees so that the companies can avoid paying the workers a minimum wage, overtime and sick pay.

A spokesperson for Deliveroo, which is U.K.-based, told Corporate Counsel that the report “is deeply flawed” and failed to consider the flexibility that workers gain by being self-employed. The report ignored many workers’

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