DoorDash $100 Million Driver Settlement Tentatively Approved

Proposed settlement covers California, Massachusetts drivers California agency to receive over $9 million in agreement DoorDash Inc. won tentative approval on Wednesday for a proposed $100 million agreement, which would settle claims that it misclassified delivery drivers in both Massachusetts and California as independent contractors. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy D. Hogue tentatively agreed to …

DoorDash’s Ultra-Fast Delivery Plans Quickly Draw Skepticism

One of the biggest app-based delivery services is offering customers in select markets a service that will get them their grocery orders even faster than usual. DoorDash has announced that it will be offering ultra-fast grocery delivery with a new service in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, according to Axios. Customers in the delivery area can …

DoorDash Launches 15-Minute Convenience Delivery Via Company Employees

DoorDash announced another acceleration of its speedy convenience delivery platform. The company said it would start making 15-minute DashMart deliveries with a new fleet of DoorDash-employed couriers. Launching first in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, the program will feature more than 2,000 items from a new DashMart facility in the area. DoorDash President Christopher Payne …

TECH ROUNDUP: WHAT DOORDASH’S ULTRAFAST DELIVERY COULD MEAN FOR RESTAURANTS

DoorDash is launching ultrafast grocery delivery. The service will start in one of the company’s DashMart storerooms in New York City and promises deliveries in 10 to 15 minutes—the prevailing benchmark in the crowded ultrafast-delivery game.  Notably, DoorDash’s ultrafast couriers, unlike its regular Dashers, will be full-time employees of a new company called DashCorps. The company …

Arbitration deals end Postmates misclassification row in Mass.

Workers said Postmates was their employer under Massachusetts law Three named plaintiffs settled for total of $4,750 in arbitration Judge had found Postmates drivers not exempt from federal arbitration law The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we …

Uber to shutter most of its service in Belgium tomorrow after court ruling

Uber will halt its ride-hailing service in most of Belgium tomorrow following a court ruling Wednesday that extends a 2015 order banning its p2p UberPop service to also cover professional drivers providing its ride-hailing service. Uber told us that it is studying the detail of the ruling to decide whether to appeal the decision with …

San Francisco reaches $5 million labor settlement with DoorDash

San Francisco just received its largest labor-related settlement in history from food delivery app DoorDash. San Francisco officials announced Monday that the city had secured a $5.32 million settlement from DoorDash after an investigation into the food delivery app’s labor practices. The payout is now expected to be distributed to 4,500 workers in the San Francisco area. …

FTC goes after gig economy and multilevel marketers for pandemic exploitation

The Federal Trade Commission is calling out technology firms and gig-based companies such as Amazon and Uber for potentially deceiving or misleading those in financial distress with money-making pitches during the pandemic. The commission on Tuesday put over 1,100 businesses — including gig-based companies such as Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Instacart, along with multilevel marketing …

CALIF.’S PROP 22 RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN BLOW TO DOORDASH, UBER

A California law that defines app-based drivers as independent contractors is unconstitutional, a judge ruled on Friday. It is a blow to delivery and ride-hailing companies including DoorDash and Uber that contributed more than $200 million in support of Proposition 22, making it the most expensive ballot measure in state history. California voters approved the measure in November. The law shielded the …

Uber Eats other food delivery firms under the spotlight in Spain as new laws come into force

MADRID (AP) — A new law requiring food delivery companies in Spain to hire delivery riders and drivers as employees rather than freelance contractors took effect Thursday with labor unions urging close monitoring and inspections to enforce it. Spain’s Trade Union Confederation said the so-called Riders Law would “put an end to the labor fraud …