Uber Class Achieves A Small Victory
August 4, 2017
Last month, a North Carolina federal court gave conditional certification to a class-action lawsuit brought against Uber by several of its drivers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Now, plaintiffs in the case can seek out other drivers who feel they have been wronged by the company and who have opted out of their arbitration agreement with Uber to join the class, giving the plaintiffs 18,000 drivers, and potential recruits, to choose from. Paul B. Maslo, an attorney for the plaintiffs, heralded this decision and claimed it now enables Uber drivers around the country to “band together to challenge Uber’s misclassification” of the drivers.