Instacart Gets Driver Status Order Reversed in California

Feb. 17, 2021, 9:07 PM

A preliminary injunction ordering grocery delivery platform Instacart to comply with California employment law regarding the status of its shoppers is impermissibly vague in light of the state’s recently passed Proposition 22, a state appeals court said Wednesday.

Proposition 22, which was approved by California voters in November, exempts app-based delivery companies from classifying certain workers as employees and from providing them with benefits, such as unemployment insurance and complete workers compensation, to which other employees in the state are entitled under California law.

The San Diego City Attorney sued Instacart, legally registered as Maplebear Inc., in September 2019, seeking ...

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