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. …

Why the Big Restaurant Delivery Apps Will Need the Courts to Save Their Business

At a Goldman Sachs conference last month, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi addressed legislation capping the commissions restaurants have had to pay Uber (Postmates’ parent company) and other large delivery companies in recent months. Short-term regulation is unpredictable, but “long-term regulation is smart,” he said, because it follows common sense. Uber and other restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash are …

Rideshare Drivers Could Make as Little as $4.82 Per Hour if Uber Gets Its Labor Law in Massachusetts, Study Finds

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart are looking to buy another law in Massachusetts by replicating Prop 22, the disastrous, virtually irrevocable California ballot measure that deprived their workers of employee status. Now, leading rideshare labor researchers from the UC Berkeley Labor Center have predicted how bad it could get—as little as $4.82/hour for Uber and Lyft drivers. …

DoorDash, Uber, Grubhub Fall as NYC Passes Food-Delivery Rules

Food-delivery companies DoorDash  (DASH) – Get DoorDash Report, Uber Eats  (UBER) – Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report, and Grubhub  (GRUB) – Get Grubhub, Inc. Report fell after New York City passed legislation to tighten regulation on the industry and boost delivery workers’ rights.  The measures require restaurants to grant couriers access to bathrooms. They set minimum per-trip payments as well as a guarantee …

DoorDash sues New York City over requirement to share diner data with restaurants

Dive Brief: DoorDash filed a lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday objecting to a ordinance that requires third-party ordering and delivery companies to share customers’ personal information with restaurants with each order. “The Ordinance imposes virtually no restrictions on what restaurants may do with that data, and it does not mandate any data-security requirements once …

Uber Eats, Postmates deploy tiered pricing structures

Dive Brief: Uber Eats and Postmates today announced a new tiered pricing structure, with 15%, 25% and 30% fee plans.  Uber Eats began testing new fee offerings in late 2020 based on feedback from partner restaurants, and the platform’s new pricing was created with input from thousands of U.S. operators, Sarfraz Maredia, vice president of …

Regulators across the US are targeting the food delivery industry

Regulators are coming for the food delivery companies. Recently, New York City and San Francisco placed permanent fee caps over how much third-party delivery services could charge restaurants. The companies were charging as much as 30% per order until various cities cracked down on them during the pandemic and capped how much they could charge. …

Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash sue NYC for limiting fees the apps can charge restaurants

Food ordering and delivery platforms DoorDash, Caviar, Grubhub, Seamless, Postmates and Uber Eats have banded together to sue the City of New York over a law that would permanently limit the amount of commissions the apps can charge restaurants to use their services. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news that the companies filed suit …

Chicago accuses Grubhub, DoorDash of deceptive business practices

Chicago filed two consumer protection lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub on Friday for “engaging in deceptive and unfair business practices that harm restaurants and mislead consumers,” according to a press release. This is the first comprehensive law enforcement action against meal delivery companies in the U.S., the city said. The lawsuits, which are the result of an investigation …

Chicago sues DoorDash, Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers

The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices. The suits echo longstanding claims from restaurant owners that the platforms advertise delivery services for their businesses without their consent and conceal lower prices that restaurants offer directly to customers outside of the platforms. The city also claims both platforms …