Bloomberg Law
Sept. 23, 2021, 7:24 PM

New York City Council Passes Sweeping Food Delivery Protections

Erin Mulvaney
Henry Goldman
Henry Goldman
Bloomberg News

New York City lawmakers passed a set of bills aimed at improving working conditions and pay for app-based workers, becoming one of the first cities in the U.S. to significantly regulate the food delivery industry dominated by DoorDash Inc., Grubhub and Uber Technologies Inc.

The sweeping measures would require restaurants to grant couriers access to bathrooms, set a minimum per-trip payment and a guarantee that couriers receive full tips, and allow the workers to set limits on their routes. The apps will also be required to pay couriers at least once a week, offer payment options that don’t require ...