Uber Strikes $20M Deal In Driver Misclassification Suit

Law360 (March 12, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $20 million to nearly 14,000 drivers who aren't bound by a company arbitration agreement as part of a settlement in a lawsuit claiming the ride-hailing company misclassified those drivers as independent contractors.

The drivers on Monday asked a California federal judge to preliminarily approve the agreement, which requires Uber to change some of its policies in California and Massachusetts in addition to paying $20 million. However, the proposed settlement, which covers roughly 11,000 California drivers and 2,600 Massachusetts drivers, doesn't require the company to start classifying them as employees.

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