$38 Million Lyft Drivers Class Action Settlement

$38 Million Lyft Drivers Class Action Settlement

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Photo Credit: Thought Catalog - Unsplash | Published: April 27, 2024

Claim Form Deadline: July 29, 2024

Payout: Varies

Proof required: Yes

What is the Lyft Class Action Lawsuit About?

The New York Attorney General Leticia James has disclosed a settlement with Uber and Lyft following allegations of mistreatment towards their drivers. After an extensive multi-year investigation, it was revealed that Uber's policies resulted in withheld earnings and denied benefits to drivers, violating New York labor laws.

Similarly, Lyft utilized a comparable method to shortchange drivers between 2015 and 2017, deducting an 11.4 percent "administrative charge" from drivers payments in New York, equivalent to the sales tax and Black Car Fund fees owed by riders. Furthermore, both companies neglected to provide drivers with paid sick leave, a benefit mandated by New York City and State laws for employees.

The total settlement fund amounts to $328 million, with Uber contributing $290 million and Lyft contributing $38 million. For further details about Uber's settlement and the benefits it offers, please refer to our article on the Uber Class Action Settlement. Settlement funds will be entirely distributed among current and former drivers.

How Do I Qualify For A Payout?

If you used the Lyft Driver app for at least one trip in New York State between October 11, 2015, and July 31, 2017, you could qualify for reimbursement.

What Can I Get?

After discussions, Lyft has consented to establish a $38 million settlement fund, with eligibility for reimbursement open to drivers who submit valid and timely claims.

Current drivers using the Lyft Driver app in New York will receive new benefits, including guaranteed paid sick leave, minimum hourly earnings if driving outside New York City, clearer documentation of earnings, payment for training time, multilingual in-app chat support, the ability to appeal deactivation, and rider payment notifications after each ride.

Paid sick leave accrues at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked, up to 56 hours per year, and depends on whether drivers operate within or outside the New York City metropolitan area, with rates starting at $17 or $26 per hour respectively, with adjustments for inflation beginning March 1, 2024.

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How Do I File a Claim?

To be eligible to receive a payment from settlement fund you must submit valid and timely claim form by July 29, 2024, either online or by mail to:

NYAG v. Lyft Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.-8435
PO Box 2396
Faribault MN 55021-9096

Claim Form Website: LyftNYAGSettlement.com

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Filing Class Action Settlement Claims

Please note that your claim form will be rejected if you submit a settlement claim for payout with any fraudulent information. By providing this information and your sworn statement of its veracity, you agree to do so under the penalty of perjury. You would also be harming others that actually qualify for the class action settlement. If you are not sure whether or not you qualify for this class action settlement, visit the class action administrator's website below. OpenClassActions.com is only providing information and is not a class action administrator or a law firm. OpenClassActions is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.
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