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Brazilian iFood defends regulation of digital platforms workers' activities

iFood defends a new labor regime in Brazil, that of the worker by demand, different from CLT and MEI, the traditional hiring models in Brazil

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iFood, Brazil’s leading food delivery app, defends the regulation of a new labor regime in Brazil, that of the worker by demand, to regulate the activities of digital platform workers. According to the company, iFood is in talks with the government, other digital platforms, workers and business partners about a future regulatory framework.

The delivery platform argues that this type of professional lacks security and social security and that this debate is urgent for economic growth and the generation of income and new job opportunities.

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In a note, iFood stated that “it supports the collective construction of a regulation of the activities of digital platforms workers, in order to guarantee to them the security, social protection and autonomy to choose how and when to work.”

The company did not provide further details on what this third type of work would guarantee to workers and what would be the differences between it and hiring via CLT or MEI, the traditional hiring models in Brazil.

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