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New York food delivery workers to be paid a minimum of $18 per hour

The state government has implemented this minimum wage rate for home food delivery workers in the city.

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Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Moyne has ruled that New York delivery drivers should be paid a minimum of $18 per hour. A figure that is even expected to reach $19.96 by 2025, as a measure to alleviate inflation and guarantee a living wage.

From Uber to DoorDash or Grubhub, they will be committed to implementing this regulation, which they will not be able to ignore, for the more than 65,000 delivery drivers in NYC. A considerable jump from the $11 per hour average that most workers were earning.

The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection originally proposed the increase in November 2022, and the $17.96 was scheduled to go into effect in July, but the big three food delivery platforms challenged the new wage standard, delaying resolution until now.

Faced with this new paradigm, a company that turns over some $2.4 billion a year like Grubhub was quick to warn of rising order prices for food lovers.

Meanwhile, in California, its governor Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping new wage law requiring the state’s more than 500,000 fast food workers to have a minimum wage of at least $20 per hour, effective April 1, 2024.