Gig economy platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker face new minimum standards over how they treat their workers as the Victorian government moves to beef up protections in the growing sector.

The Victorian government has released 28 draft minimum standards that include giving workers their pay rates in writing and providing an appeal mechanism for employees removed from a platform.

The draft standards make Victoria the first state to move on regulating the gig economy, a growing sector in which big technology platforms offer workers the freedom of choosing their hours as independent contractors but have no minimum wage, workers’ compensation or paid sick leave.