Publication Archive: Uber Drivers

Nationwide Class of Uber Drivers Proper Settlement Deal

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Source: Reuters Legal
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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Source: Law360
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. According to Tuesday’s filing, about $734,294 of the settlement…Read the article

Federal Judge Gives Prelim Approval For Uber Settlement

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Source: Reuters Legal
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 on Uber Litigation

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Source: Bloomberg
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 Settlement On The Horizon?

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Source: Ars Technica
Since nearly the beginning, Uber has paid its drivers 80 percent of a given fare. However, in the lawsuit, lead plaintiff Martin Dulberg claims that the company has now changed the way it calculates what that fare is. The result is that the company consistently pays between 70 and 80 percent—but not the full 80 percent—of what…Read the article

Uber Driver Alleges Uber Boost Services Fees Illegal

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Source: Legal Newsline
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

Courthouse News Covers Uber Class Action

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Source: CourtHouse News
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

Uber Drivers Certified As a Class

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Source: Ars Technica
A North Carolina Uber driver who says he was consistently underpaid by the rideshare giant has now been allowed to represent a class of over 9,000 similarly affected drivers.Read the article

The Recorder: Class Certification for Uber Drivers

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Source: The Recorder
Lawyers from the El Segundo and New York City offices of Napoli Shkolnik sued Uber in February 2017.Read the article

Law360: Uber Drivers Win Class Certification

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Source: Law360
The workers’ attorney at Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, said Judge Alsup correctly recognized that the workers should be heard as a class. “Like in most class actions, it would not make financial sense to bring these claims on an individual basis, Accordingly, without this decision, it would have likely been the end of the road for…Read the article