People who deliver food and other items for the Finnish mobile app-based courier service Wolt should be considered employees of the company, not entrepreneurs, according to a decision by the occupational safety and health authority of the Regional State Administrative Agency of Southern Finland (Avi).

The agency said the authority’s decision was based on several factors indicating that Wolt couriers are explicitly employed by the company and no one else.

In its decision, Avi reiterated previously-issued instructions for Wolt to keep a record of couriers’ working hours, in accordance with Finland’s Working Time Act.