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Uber Reaches $20M Settlement With Drivers in Classification Spat

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 1989 | 0 | 56 min read

Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc. reached a $20 million settlement with approximately 13,600 drivers who said they were misclassified as contractors, according to documents filed with the federal court for Northern California. The settlement would bring to a close a pair of long-running complaints brought by workers who said their improper classification as contractors deprived them of basic protections including workers’ compensation coverage, rest and meal breaks, and minimum wage. The settlement would resolve the class action filed on behalf of California drivers in 2013 and ...

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