EatStreet Delivery Drivers Win Nod for $1.2 Million Settlement

Delivery drivers who say EatStreet Inc. improperly used their tips to meet minimum wage obligations may move forward with a $1.24 million deal resolving the dispute, a federal judge in Wisconsin said. The latest settlement clarifies state-law class and Fair Labor Standards Act collective definitions and adequately demonstrates fairness, fixing problems that caused the US District Court …

Uber Eats and Leafly partner to bring cannabis delivery to Torontonians

Starting tomorrow, Monday, October 17, Torontonians can order safe, legal cannabis and get it delivered straight to their homes thanks to a partnership between Uber Eats, a global leader in ecommerce and delivery technology, and Leafly, a leading online cannabis marketplace and information resource. Torontonians 19+ can place orders from local licensed cannabis retailers in …

Grubhub says it’ll be more transparent about how it marks up food prices at local restaurants

Grubhub will be more transparent about its pricing after the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office found that the popular food delivery app charged customers more for some meals than they would have paid at the restaurants. The Chicago-based company will also pay a total of $125,000 to several Pennsylvania food banks, including Philabundance, in lieu of …

GRUBHUB TO PAY $42M TO SETTLE CLAIM IT MISLED INVESTORS

Third-party delivery provider Grubhub agreed to pay $42 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit that claimed the company misled investors about its performance. The suit, filed in 2019 in U.S. District Court in Illinois, is related to a pivotal expansion push made by Grubhub in 2018 as it raced to keep up with competitors. …

Securities class action targets Olo and its Subway footprint

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The Pompano Beach Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System alleges a restaurant online ordering/delivery software company misled it and other investors.   Pompano Beach Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint Sept. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District …

Is the Uber, Lyft and gig economy battle over workers nearing its end game?

Proposed Department of Labor rules stop short of classifying Uber and Lyft drivers as employees. But the Biden administration’s pro-worker bias has analysts wondering what may come next in the battle over the gig economy and union momentum in the U.S. workforce. In a worst-case scenario, costs could rise as much as 30 percent for …

Uber partners with Leafly for marijuana delivery in ‘milestone’ for cannabis industry

Uber is partnering with Seattle-based company Leafly to deliver cannabis in Toronto. It’s the first time cannabis delivery is available on a major third-party delivery platform. “It marks not only a new milestone for Leafly, but a huge milestone for the cannabis industry,” Dave Cotter, Leafly chief product officer, told GeekWire. Uber Eats users in Toronto …

Federal gig worker proposal tanks Uber, Lyft and DoorDash stocks

The stock prices of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash slid on Tuesday after the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to how workers should be classified. The prospective guidance is intended to “combat employee misclassification,” the federal agency said in a statement. Soon after, Uber’s share price dropped by more than 10% to $24.61, while Lyft’s tanked more than …

Seattle reaches $3.3M settlement with Uber Eats over gig worker pay violations

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards announced Thursday it reached a settlement worth more than $3.3 million with Uber Eats for alleged violations of the Gig Worker Premium Pay Ordinance. The ordinance requires food delivery companies like Uber Eats to pay their workers additional compensation called “premium pay” for delivery orders with pick-up and drop-off …

Uber & Lyft Crater On Biden Proposal That Could Lead To Employee Status For Millions Of Gig Workers

Shares of Uber and Lyft tumbled on Tuesday, falling by double digits and adding to the market’s gloom, after the US Department of Labor announced a proposed rule change that would change the way that it determines if workers can be classified as employees or independent contractors.  The Department of Labor said in a statement that it believes …