Publication Archive: Uber Drivers

Nationwide Class of Uber Drivers Proper Settlement Deal

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A nationwide class of more than 5,000 Uber Technologies Inc drivers on Tuesday proposed a $1.3 million settlement of their claims that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors and owed them minimum wage and overtime pay. The drivers sued Uber in 2016, claiming they were the company’s employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act…Read the article

Uber Reaches $1.3M Deal In FLSA Action

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Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $1.3 million to settle Fair Labor Standards Act claims from more than 5,000 drivers who aren’t bound by arbitration agreements and alleged the ride-hailing giant misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees, according to a North Carolina federal court filing. Given the risks of continuing with litigation, a $1.3…Read the article

Federal Judge Gives Prelim Approval For Uber Settlement

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A federal judge in San Francisco has given preliminary approval to a $350,000 settlement between Uber Technologies Inc and up to 4,600 of its drivers around the country who say the ride-hailing company underpaid them. U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday said the deal amounted to about half of the maximum damages the drivers…Read the article

Bloomberg Law Reports on Uber Litigation

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Uber Technologies, Inc. agreed to settle a lawsuit by drivers who say the company’s practice of paying based on upfront fare estimates shorted drivers on pay they were due for a trip’s actual time and distance. Uber started using the upfront pricing model in 2016 because customers like having a fare estimate before committing to a…Read the article

Uber Circumventing Labor Regulations with Self-driving Cars?

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In what’s known as the “gig economy” – in which contracted workers, regarded in legal terms as “self-employed” – minimum-wage regulations don’t apply. In a clever workaround of hard-won legal protections for laborers, those who participate in the gig economy are understood, in legal terms, to enter of their own accord into a mutually agreed…Read the article

Uber Driver Alleges Uber Boost Services Fees Illegal

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A North Carolina man and Uber driver alleges the ride-hailing company unlawfully takes a service fee charge out of Boost and Surge calculations. Martin Dulberg, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Uber Technologies Inc.…Read the article

LA Times: Judge allows class action against Uber

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“Without this decision, it would have likely been the end of the road for drivers seeking to recover for Uber’s breach,” said Paul B. Maslo, a partner at law firm Napoli Shkolnik and lead counsel for the drivers. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial. The breach of contract lawsuit, filed in…Read the article

Uber Lawsuit Granted Class-Action Certification

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Thousands of drivers across the United States could be eligible to opt into the litigation so long as they didn’t sign an arbitration agreement with the San Francisco-based ride aggregator. A year and a half ago, Uber made an important change to its pricing system. In August 2016, the app introduced “upfront pricing” – a feature…Read the article

Los Angeles Times Cover Uber Class Action Lawsuit

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Uber produced ride-by-ride data for all drivers who opted out of arbitration, which resulted in about 4,600 drivers who could participate in the lawsuit, said Paul B. Maslo, a partner at law firm Napoli Shkolnik and lead counsel for the drivers.Read the article

Courthouse News Covers Uber Class Action

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federal judge on Friday granted class certification to drivers claiming Uber’s new pricing model shortchanges them by charging an “upfront” fee based on estimated rather than actual time and distance for rides.Read the article
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