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.

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

On January 22, 2024, DCWP updated the Notice of Rights: NYC Food Delivery Workers. View Notice 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)

By February 21, 2024, apps must:

  • Display the updated Notice in the app.
  • Email and text all current delivery workers a link to the updated Notice.
  • Begin emailing and texting a link to the updated Notice to all new delivery workers before their first trip.

Note: Apps must provide the updated Notice to delivery workers in their preferred language, if available on the Notice webpage.

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Food Delivery Worker Laws.

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