Delivery Workers

Delivery Workers

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.

IMPORTANT: Apps should immediately pay delivery workers the Minimum Pay Rate of at least $17.96 per hour, as the New York State Supreme Court ruled on September 28, 2023. Note: 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.

Additional Rights

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

NEW: View Frequently Asked Questions for Food Delivery Worker Laws.

NEW: View Notice of Rights for NYC Food Delivery Workers

Notice of Workers' Rights

Download the NYC Food Delivery Workers’ Rights Notice (in PDF) in: English | Español (Spanish) | Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)ردو (Urdu)
(Note: DCWP is currently updating translations for NYC Food Delivery Workers' Rights. Please check back later.)

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