Instacart Reclassifies Part of Its Workforce Amid Regulatory Pressure on Uber

The grocery delivery startup makes a big change that regulators have been pressuring Uber and other companies to make

Instacart, the online grocery delivery service and one of the rising stars of Silicon Valley's on-demand economy, is converting a large part of its contractor workforce into part-time employees. Instacart says it will make the change starting June 22 for staff members in Boston and Chicago, with more cities coming later. The shift comes amid an increasing debate over how technology companies such as Uber, Lyft, and the delivery service Postmates designate American workers who make a living using their services.

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