The law states that delivery partners in New York City can earn one of 2 different ways each week. This means Grubhub may change the way drivers are paid week-to-week based on active delivery time in their market. For example:
- If it’s a slower week, delivery partners will have likely spent less time on deliveries and active delivery time could be lower. This may result in Grubhub paying a minimum of $29.93/hr for a driver’s active delivery time.
- If it’s a busy week and delivery partners have spent more time actively delivering, this may result in Grubhub paying a minimum of $17.96/hr for active delivery time. With this rate, Grubhub will also pay out any remaining earnings based on all drivers’ toggled available time that was not spent on active deliveries. Delivery partners with high stats may see these extra earnings at the end of the week through an Appreciation bonus.
Grubhub reserves the right to modify any aspect of this payment method within the guidelines of the law, which may not guarantee higher earnings to delivery partners with higher stats. All earnings depend on various factors, including market conditions, geographic location, and driver behavior and performance.