Instacart Gives Shoppers Employee Status, Says It’s To Improve Customer Experience

Instacart Gives Shoppers Employee Status, Says It’s To Improve Customer Experience

(Patrick)

App-based, on-demand services make it easy to order a variety of products and services, and many of the workers who bring you those services are full- or part-time contractors. Some companies, like on-demand ride providers Uber and Lyft, are actively fighting in court to not be forced to give their workers “employee” status. Another company, shopping service Instacart, is proactively making their grocery pickers in some states employees.

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Farmer Sticking It To The Man By Refusing To Pay 1.2M Pounds Of Raisins Into National Reserve

Farmer Sticking It To The Man By Refusing To Pay 1.2M Pounds Of Raisins Into National Reserve

(davidrossharris)

There are some stories out there in the news that are just absolutely begging for puns. To wit: A raisin farmer in California is battling the government in a case of sour grapes, raisin’ a stink over the feds’ demands that he pay at least $650,000 in unpaid fines and hand over 1.2 million pounds of unpaid raisins into the national reserve. We heard it through the grapevine.

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New Or Used? The $25,000 Question

New Or Used? The $25,000 Question

Michael writes:

This August, we will have a 23-year-old German au pair coming to live with us. She will be taking care of our three boys – ages 6, 4, and 1. I am looking for transportation for said au pair that fulfills the following criteria:

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