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Now you see it, now you don’t.

A New York judge has ordered a delay in the implementation of a law that was to raise the minimum pay rate of delivery workers to $17.96 an hour. The law, which was to go into effect on July 12, will now be delayed at least until July 31, pending the outcome of a hearing on that date.

Last week three delivery services, DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber, sued the city over the passage of the law. The companies maintained that the city’s rule-making process was flawed and that the higher costs accruing from the law would be passed along to consumers.

In his ruling, Judge Nicholas Moyne held that the companies should have a chance to make their case. The three companies praised the decision in separate statements.

But Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga argued in a statement that “these apps currently pay workers far below the minimum wage, and this pay rate would help lift thousands of working New Yorkers and their families out of poverty.”

How to Score a Free Slurpie

Did you know that once a year, on the convenience chain’s birthday, July 11 (aka “Slurpee Day”), 7-Eleven gives away free small Slurpies? Well, it does, and July 11 is right around the corner. To claim yours:

  1. Download the 7-Eleven app.
  2. Visit a 7-Eleven.
  3. Fill up one of the special Slurpee Day cups with the flavor of your choice.
  4. Scan your 7-Eleven app at the checkout.

See also…

Food Delivery Services Sue NYC Over Minimum Wage Law for Delivery Workers