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Instacart shoppers should be classified as employees, judge rules – Source CNET Tech


Instacart may be forced to reclassify its California shoppers as employees.


When California’s AB 5 gig worker bill went into effect in January, the state expected a wave of lawsuits to enforce the law. The first of such cases has just worked its way through a San Diego court. On Monday, Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled that the grocery delivery company Instacart has likely misclassified the majority of its California shoppers as independent contractors.

The ruling comes in the form of an injunction against Instacart, which means the company must halt its service in San Diego until it classifies its workers correctly under the law. However, the judge also temporarily stayed the enforcement of the…

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