In the face of a groundbreaking lawsuit from two former delivery drivers, Grubhub chief operations officer Stan Chia took the stand on Friday to say that actually Grubhub is not a food delivery company; it's "the premiere marketplace connecting diners with restaurants," according to TechCrunch's report. 

At issue in the trial is whether or not the two drivers should be considered more protected W-2 employees or independent contractors. Grubhub classified them as the latter, and they claim that was a violation of California employment law. Read more...

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Grubhub claims it’s not a food delivery company to avoid paying drivers more

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Grubhub, which describes itself in regulatory filings and marketing copy as the leading platform for restaurant pick-up and delivery orders, is trying its best to convince a courtroom that's not what it is.

In the face of a groundbreaking lawsuit from two former delivery drivers, Grubhub chief operations officer Stan Chia took the stand on Friday to say that actually Grubhub is not a food delivery company; it's "the premiere marketplace connecting diners with restaurants," according to TechCrunch's report. 

At issue in the trial is whether or not the two drivers should be considered more protected W-2 employees or independent contractors. Grubhub classified them as the latter, and they claim that was a violation of California employment law. Read more...

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