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Instacart Promotes Some Contract Workers To Part-Time Employees

When is an independent contractor really a part-time employee? Instacart is trying to address the question. Instacart, the grocery delivery service for urbanites with money to spend, just did something very unusual for an on-demand startup: It reclassified many of its workers as part-time employees rather than independent contractors. The move, made days after the California Labor Commission ruled that one of Uber's former contract drivers was really an employee, appears to be an attempt to stay one step ahead of regulatory pressure.
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