Uber Driver's $294M Wage Suit Cleared To Proceed In Canada

Law360 (January 2, 2019, 8:52 PM EST) -- A services agreement requiring Uber drivers in Ontario to arbitrate disputes with the ride-hailing company in the Netherlands is unenforceable, a Canadian appeals court ruled Wednesday, paving the way for a CA$400 million ($294 million) proposed class action accusing Uber of violating Ontario labor law to proceed.

UberEATS driver David Heller had filed the proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. and several related companies seeking lost wages, overtime and vacation pay, but the suit had been paused early last year after a Canadian judge concluded the dispute had to be adjudicated in Amsterdam under International Chamber of Commerce rules....

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