Philly UberBlack Drivers Say 'On Call' Time Must Be Paid

Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia-based Uber limo drivers told a federal judge Friday that Uber must face putative class claims it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to compensate drivers for time they spent online on the ride-hailing app, insisting that time should count as working “on call.”

The drivers, who drive for Uber’s higher end service UberBlack, which offers rides in luxury sedans or SUVs, fired back at Uber Technologies Inc.’s bid for partial summary judgment in the proposed wage and hour class action challenging Uber’s classification of the drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. They said Uber is asking the...

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