Lawsuit Claims Instacart ‘Personal Shoppers’ Should Be Classified as Employees | TIME
They terminated my “independent contractor” status as a shopper after I dropped three assignments on different days just minutes after I accepted them (and found out they were in office buildings carrying up cases of water (not exactly what the service was designed for but certainly what it is used for by some).
They also nearly insist that you wear their green company logo T-shirt while shopping. The service is a great idea. I use it as a customer all the time. But I’d say the shoppers are definitely much more employees than they are contractors.