Uber's $100M Driver Deal Won't Curb Future Labor Suits

Law360, New York (April 22, 2016, 10:43 PM EDT) -- Uber's surprise $100 million settlement of a pair of high-profile driver class actions in California demonstrates the ride-hailing giant's eagerness to avoid trial and preserve its business model, but experts say the move doesn't entirely insulate it from future legal attacks.

After an aggressive nearly three-year battle, Uber Technologies Inc. and attorneys representing 385,000 California and Massachusetts drivers negotiated an unexpected $100 million proposed settlement in two class actions accusing Uber of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors and denying them proper tips.

Experts say the deal frees Uber and the classes of drivers from a risky prolonged fight in the worker-friendly...

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