Grubhub Manager At Wage Trial Questions Driver's Clock-Ins

By Cara Bayles (September 12, 2017, 8:04 PM EDT) -- A Grubhub manager said the former driver suing the company for misclassifying him as an independent contractor might have gamed its clocking-in system, noting during a California federal bench trial Tuesday that the driver had electronically checked in for some shifts minutes before they ended without making a single delivery.

Grubhub designated "blocks" of time for drivers, during which they were guaranteed a certain pay to be on-call for deliveries. This so-called "true-up" rate has been touted by plaintiff Raef Lawson as evidence of hourly pay befitting an employee entitled to minimum wage and overtime, but Grubhub has referred to it...

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