Online Third-Party Food Delivery Services

Online Third-Party Food Delivery Services Industry

NYC law regulates online third-party food delivery services and third-party courier services in NYC ("restaurant delivery apps" or “apps") and provides pay and workplace protections for delivery workers.

Minimum Pay Rate

If you do restaurant deliveries for an app, your app must pay you at least $17.96 per hour (not including tips) for time you spend making deliveries. This minimum will increase on April 1 each year. Apps must follow additional rules that increase pay.

NEW! The Minimum Pay Rate must be adjusted for inflation each year. The minimum pay rate will increase to $19.56 the first pay period on or after April 1, 2024.

Due to an ongoing lawsuit, DCWP is not currently enforcing the minimum pay rate for Relay Delivery, Inc. workers.​

Learn more about how DCWP set the Minimum Pay Rate.

Notice of Workers' Rights and FAQs

If you do restaurant deliveries for an app, you have rights in addition to minimum pay.

View Notice of Rights for NYC Food Delivery Workers in: English | Español (Spanish) | عربي (Arabic) | বাংলা (Bengali) | 中文 - 简化字 (Chinese - Simplified) | 中文 - 繁體字 (Chinese - Traditional) | Français (French) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) | 한국어 (Korean) | Język Polski (Polish) | Русский (Russian)ردو (Urdu)

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Food Delivery Worker Laws.