Lyft Nears OK On $27M Wage Deal Amid Driver Objections

Law360, San Francisco (December 1, 2016, 8:04 PM EST) -- A California federal judge indicated Thursday that he’ll likely approve a $27 million settlement resolving allegations the ride-hailing company Lyft shorted Golden State drivers on tips and expenses by misclassifying them as independent contractors, saying objections to the deal aren’t fatal.

During a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria weighed some drivers' objections to class notice methods and a provision releasing future Fair Labor Standards Act claims.

On the FLSA issue, he said the act does not explicitly prohibit class action settlements from releasing future...
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