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Instacart Ruling Draws First Blood in Contractor Fight

Feb. 27, 2020, 11:56 AM

Instacart lost a battle with the city of San Diego over whether the grocery delivery service should consider its shoppers employees, rather than independent contractors. A judge’s ruling was the first response to an attempt to enforce a law making it harder to classify workers as contractors. The decision could influence other court battles.

Appeal Ongoing: The company will appeal the ruling that limited the scope of an injunction to roughly 2,000 workers in San Diego. The government will also fight a motion to force the case into arbitration. The ongoing case represents a blow to companies facing pressure to ...

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