Wage Theft By EatStreet

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1409189608&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true EatStreet is a local food delivery service.  How did this company begin? Matt Howard and Alex Wyler, along with a third cofounder, met in their freshman year at the UW-Madison and launched its first food delivery website. Seven years later, in 2018, EatStreet had raised over 37 million dollars. Launched in 250 markets and …

NYC COULD EASE ITS 20% DELIVERY FEE CAP

New York City could loosen its limits on the fees third-party delivery companies charge restaurants. Under a bill sponsored by 17 New York City Council members, providers would be able to charge restaurants more than they’re currently allowed to for things like marketing and promotions. Restaurants could opt in to the additional fees. The existing …

Madison food delivery giant EatStreet predicts insolvency, foreclosure

In a federal court filing last Friday, Madison-based food delivery company EatStreet said it can no longer pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by workers, and is likely headed for insolvency and foreclosure. Workers’ attorneys question that claim.  The court filing marks the latest development in a years-long class action lawsuit brought by …

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 5% fee increase, here’s what you need to know

Popular food delivery service Uber Eats has announced a 5% fee increase on per kilometer rate for deliver people across the country. Before you worry about your pocket, the additional cost increase will have no impact on customers and merchants. Uber Eats says the increase together with the 10% increase that was implemented in April …

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 …

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 …

‘Don’t worry about status. Status doesn’t pay the bills’: DoorDash driver says he doesn’t accept orders under $10

‘It’s crazy that they know how expensive gas is and still send us $3 orders.’ A DoorDash driver has gone viral after revealing that he does not accept orders that pay under $10. In a TikTok video with over 511,000 views, user @gigdoctor shows viewers his typical method of accepting orders. This involves waiting for …