Instacart Tips Mean Lower Wages for Drivers and “Shoppers”

February 19, 2019- Instacart is facing another class-action lawsuit for allegedly cheating its independent contractors out of rightfully earned wages.

Instacart Offsets Wages

Instacart guarantees its employees at least $10 per job, but their drivers and shoppers have reported that Instacart offsets their wages against customer tips. The tipping policy counts tips toward the guaranteed minimum payments the company offers its drivers and shoppers. Therefore, the more customers tip, the less they pays its contract employees.

Instacart has addressed these employees’ comments and complaints, stating that from now on, they will calculate tips separately from base pay. Additionally, the company claims it will put new minimum payments into effect: at least $5 for orders that require only delivering an item, and $7 to $10 for orders that involve shopping for supermarket items.

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If you or someone you know has had his/her wage slashed by Instacart’s policies, please contact us. All consultations are free of charge. You may be eligible to be included in a Class Action Lawsuit.

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