January 4, 2021
It's a new year, and that means new rules for delivery platforms such as DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates in California. The 'Fair Food Delivery Act of 2020,' which was signed into law this past September and took effect on January 1, requires third-party delivery platforms to have stated agreements in place with merchants to deliver food orders. This legislature was authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-CA), who has said that these food delivery platforms hurt businesses and consumers when operating under their own rules. Assemblywoman Gonzalez explains the problems restaurant owners were facing and why new rules needed to be put in place.