Small Victory For Uber Drivers with Federal Ruling
July 13, 2017
Uber drivers won a small victory Wednesday in their ongoing quest to be considered employees. The ruling of a federal court in North Carolina is only a step along the way, allowing the plaintiffs to seek out other drivers who have opted out of arbitration in their contracts with Uber.
“The ruling today is going to allow drivers across the country to band together to challenge Uber’s misclassification of them,” Paul B. Maslo, a lawyer for the drivers, told the Times. “They are employees and should be getting minimum wage and overtime as required by federal law.”