Third-party food delivery apps are required to have a Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) license to operate in New York City. This law was the first part of a suite of new legislation regulating online third-party food delivery apps and enforcing brand new labor standards for delivery workers. Delivery workers who deliver restaurant food for any app—not just licensed apps—have new rights that start on January 24, 2022; April 22, 2022; and January 1, 2023.
IMPORTANT: DCWP is currently conducting a NYC Delivery Worker Survey to help inform the delivery worker minimum pay rate that will go into effect in January 2023. The survey link will be sent directly to delivery workers via email or text message during June/July 2022. Emails will be sent from an '@dcwp.nyc.gov' address and text message will be sent from multiple area codes, including 334, 516, 631, 646, 747, 914, and 917 with a URL starting with 'https://delivery-workers.info/', but we would NEVER ask for payment.
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From fair pay to safer routes, learn more about food delivery workers' rights.
New City laws require many food delivery apps to have a license and establish requirements that apps must follow concerning consumers, delivery workers, and restaurants.
Does your restaurant use an app to take customer orders for delivery or pickup? Know your rights and responsibilities.
Starting January 24, 2022, consumers who use food delivery apps have new rights:
If you do not opt out from apps sharing your data with restaurants, you have rights.
Beginning January 24, 2022, you can file a complaint about unlicensed apps; apps that do not provide required disclosures; and restaurants that misuse your data.
Email your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be as specific as possible about the problem.
Please continue to monitor this page (nyc.gov/DeliveryApps) for additional information about these regulations.