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Doordash Sued by San Francisco for Unfair Labor Practices
June 17, 2020
The San Francisco district attorney is suing Doordash for unfair competition practices after the agency discovered Doordash workers were being classified as independent contractors and not employees.
Wall Street Hits Records as Hopes Build for More Stimulus
Dec 31, 2020
New Law in California Will Deliver More Regulation for Food Delivery Platforms
Food delivery platforms such as DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates have seen an increase in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. But when we turn the calendar to 2021, the rules will change in California. The "Fair Food Delivery Act of 2020' will go into effect January 1, which will require third-party delivery platforms to have stated agreements in place with merchants to deliver food orders. Following an article on the new law that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on December 26, the stock for food-delivery platforms, particularly DoorDash, whose shares dipped nearly 7% by the close of the following session. Laura Forman, Tech Columnist at the Wall Street Journal, who wrote that story, breaks down this law for us and explains why it is so significant for both delivery platforms and restaurants.
Jan 4, 2021
Complaints From California Restaurant Pave Way to New Law Regulating Food Delivery Platforms
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.
May 12, 2020
Breaking Down Uber's Offer to Acquire Grubhub During Coronavirus Pandemic
Two of the most well-known food delivery services could soon be joining forces. Multiple reports say that Uber has made an offer to take over Grubhub at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in food delivery services. However, CNBC also reports that the two sides remain at odds over price.Scott Kessler, Global Sector Lead for Technology, Media & Telecommunications at Third Bridge, discusses what this potential would mean for Uber and the food delivery industry.