Uber's $20M Driver Misclassification Deal Gets Green Light
Law360 (March 22, 2019, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday greenlit a $20 million deal resolving claims Uber Technologies Inc. misclassified thousands of drivers as independent contractors, after seeking additional information about a number of aspects of the agreement.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen gave the initial go-ahead to the proposed settlement filed earlier this month, according to a minute order filed Thursday and entered Friday.
Under the proposed deal, Uber agreed to change some of its policies in California and Massachusetts, although it didn't agree to reclassify the drivers as employees. Meanwhile, approximately 11,000 drivers in California and 2,600 in Massachusetts who aren't bound...
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