Judge Gives Conditional Cert. Of FLSA Class Against Uber

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 1:16 PM EDT) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday conditionally approved a collective action class of Uber Technologies Inc. drivers who opted out of an arbitration agreement in their contracts in a Fair Labor Standards Act case that accused the ride-hailing company of misclassifying drivers as independent contractors.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles granted the plaintiffs’ motion for conditional certification of an FLSA class of those who work, or have worked, as an Uber driver anywhere in the United States and who have also opted out of...
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