This month we bring you the latest news on employment and payroll law for November 2022. Get caught up on the most recent changes in legislation, as well as updates on cases & law developments that could impact your business.
Shipt Sued for Misclassifying Delivery Workers
The District of Columbia and Minnesota attorneys general are suing on-demand delivery provider Shipt, claiming delivery workers were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, which Shipt denies. The suits alleges that Shipt is avoiding labor costs by classifying personal shoppers as independent contractors. “Increasingly, we’re seeing companies abuse hard-working District residents by fraudulently calling them independent contractors and, as a result, denying them wages and benefits they are legally owed,” District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine said in a statement.
Read the full story on Supermarket News here.
Instacart Misclassification Suit is Settled at Paying $46.5M
Instacart has agreed to pay $46.5 million in order to settle a 2019 lawsuit brought against the company by the City of San Diego, despite the fact that they admit to no wrongdoing and claim they have always properly classified shoppers. The lawsuit claimed that Instacart had misclassified its workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
Read the full story on Grocery Dive.
Polmax Agrees to Pay $1.5M to Settle Trucker Misclassification
Polmax LLC, doing business as Experior Transport, agreed to a $1.5 million class action settlement to resolve allegations of wrongfully classifying New Jersey and Illinois drivers as independent contractors. The plaintiffs in this case say that they, and other drivers like them, should have been classified as employees. If they had been, the plaintiffs argue, they would have been entitled to a number of benefits that they’d instead been denied.
Read the full story on Top Class Actions here.