Instacart to pay $46.5m in San Diego attorney’s gig workers misclassification suit
Grocery-delivery firm Instacart has agreed to pay $46.5m to settle a 2019 lawsuit seeking restitution for thousands of California workers misclassified as independent contractors.
Brought by the city of San Diego, this first-of-its-kind suit against a gig-economy company alleged that Instacart deprived workers of protections and compensation they would have received as employees, including overtime pay, paid breaks, and reimbursement for expenses.
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