New York passes law providing rights for delivery couriers

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They will be able to choose a maximum distance per trip, they can veto routes that pass through bridges or tunnels, and they need to receive accurate information about transfer payments

New York City passed a series of laws on Thursday, 23, to ensure and improve working conditions, as well as establish minimum payments, for app delivery providers. delivery. There, the most famous are Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats.

Among the guarantees of the new legislation are a series of prerogatives that give greater choice and flexibility to couriers. For example, they will be able to choose a maximum distance per trip and may veto routes that cross bridges or tunnels — in the US, deliveries are commonly made by bicycle or car, and motorcycles are less used.

The initiative makes the city the first to have a set of laws that regulate the delivery industry in the US. These apps came under heavy scrutiny during the pandemic and during the passage of Hurricane Ida through the city, events that increased the demand for food orders.

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