DoorDash shifts pay scheme, cuts flexibility for New York City workers

DoorDash is introducing a worker reward program in New York City that gives highly rated and highly productive workers early access to scheduling, as well as the potential to earn weekly bonuses.

The change makes DoorDash delivery work more similar to a traditional, full-time job with predictable hours for those high-frequency Dashers, at the expense of flexibility for low-frequency, highly contingent workers.

DoorDash is also changing its compensation model starting March 4 after altering its tipping structure and hiking consumer fees in the city in response to a New York City law that requires delivery companies to pay an hourly minimum of $17.96.

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