Uber Drivers Forced Into Arbitration In Overtime Row

Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 5:27 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday gutted a pair of related proposed wage-and-hour class actions against Uber Technologies Inc. that accused the ride-hailng company of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors and withholding their tips, forcing the named plaintiffs to arbitrate their claims individually.

In an order granting Uber's bid to compel plaintiffs Victor Mallh and Joce Martinez into individual arbitration, U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said neither had opted out of the arbitration clause in their employment agreement.

"The court finds that the arbitration provision provides clear and unmistakable evidence that the parties intended to delegate the issue of...

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