Boston Cabbies Rev Up Misclassification Action

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 1:24 PM EST) -- A pair of Boston cab drivers on Tuesday slapped the city and several fleet operators with a putative class action on Tuesday, alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees and therefore denied minimum wage and overtime pay.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Massachusetts state court, claims that because taxi drivers must pay fees in order to work and must cover other expenses like insurance and gas, it is not uncommon for taxi drivers to end up earning less than minimum wage or...
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