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Uber, DoorDash, SkiptheDishes, Lyft Drivers to Get Minimum Wage and Other Protections

The BC Government says minimum-wage measures and basic protections for app-based ride-hailing and delivery workers will come into effect in the province on September 3, 2024.

The regulations are a first in Canada and will apply to people working for apps such as Uber, Lyft, Uber Eats, SkiptheDishes, DoorDash and others.

The province says the new regulations address the top concerns raised by workers, such as low and unpredictable pay.

There will be a minimum wage for engaged time, and a minimum per-kilometre vehicle allowance to compensate workers for vehicle expenses.

Companies must pay 100 per cent of tips given by customer to the worker.

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All ride-hailing and delivery workers will be covered through WorkSafeBC.

Prospective employees will be able to see the locations and estimated pay associated with a job before accepting the work.

The companies will have to tell workers why they are being suspended or terminated, and if they are terminated without cause, they must be given notice or compensation.

The final regulations will be posted in the coming days.

Labour Minister Harry Bains says the regulations will provide fair pay and basic protections for these workers.

Janet Routledge, Parliamentary Secretary for Labour, says too many workers in the industry are putting in long hours and being paid less than the minimum wage.

The BC government says the final regulations are a product of years of engagement with workers, platform companies, labour organizations, business associations, the public and others.

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