Philly Uber Drivers Claim Wage Violations, Illegal Competition

Law360, New York (January 7, 2016, 7:21 PM EST) -- Uber limousine drivers in Philadelphia sued the ride-sharing company in Pennsylvania state court Wednesday, alleging Uber has endangered their livelihoods by introducing an illegal competitor through its UberX service and by misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of as employees, violating state and federal wage laws in the process.

The putative class and collective action, filed by three Philadelphia UberBLACK drivers on behalf of current and former drivers, targets Uber and its Philadelphia-based subsidiary Gegen LLC for allegedly violating the Federal Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania wage laws. The drivers claim that because they are not classified as employees of the...

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