Publication Archive: Uber Drivers

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

Law360 Quotes Paul Maslo In Uber Case

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The workers’ attorney, Paul Maslo of 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,” Maslo said. “Accordingly, without this decision, it would have likely been the end…Read the article

Bloomberg Reports: Uber Faces Driver Class Action

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“Like in most class actions, it would not make financial sense to bring these claims on an individual basis,” Paul Maslo, a lawyer for the drivers, told Bloomberg Law by email Feb. 15. “Accordingly, without this decision, it would have likely been the end of the road for drivers seeking to recover for Uber’s breach.”Read the article

Uber Drivers Certified As a Class

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