$290 Million Uber Drivers Class Action Settlement

$290 Million Uber Drivers Class Action Settlement

Open Class Action Settlement

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

Claim Form Deadline: July 29, 2024

Payout: Varies

Proof required: Yes

What is the Uber Class Action Lawsuit About?

The New York Attorney General has announced a settlement with Uber and Lyft in response to allegations of unfair treatment towards their drivers. Following a multi-year investigation, it was found that Uber's policies led to withheld earnings and denied benefits to drivers, contravening New York labor laws. The settlement entails the compensation of $290 million in back pay to drivers and the implementation of measures such as a minimum earning floor, provision of paid sick leave, adherence to proper hiring and earnings notices, and other enhancements to improve working conditions for drivers.

Attorney General Leticia James stated in the official settlement press release that Uber and Lyft have, over the years, consistently deprived their drivers of significant amounts of pay and benefits, despite their enduring long hours under demanding circumstances. You can find more information about the Lyft Settlement here.

How Do I Qualify For A Payout?

If you took at least one trip using the Driver app between November 10, 2014 and May 22, 2017 in New York state, you could qualify for reimbursement.

What Can I Get?

After negotiations, Uber has agreed to do following as part of the open class action:

Create a $290,000,000 settlement fund so that every Uber driver who will submit valid and timely claims from can be eligible for reimbursement. The Office of the New York State Attorney General has determined the settlement payment amount at its discretion, based on the information provided to them by Uber and defendants in the class acition lawsuit.

The class action settlement will provide current Uber drivers with new benefits including the following:

Sick Leave: Earn one hour of sick pay for every 30 hours worked. You can accrue up to 56 hours of sick time per year, beginning no later than February 29, 2024. Sick-leave pay rates vary depending on whether you drive within or outside the New York City metropolitan area during your Uber driving shifts.

Minimum Payments for Non-NYC Drivers: Drivers outside New York City, not subject to TLC rules, will receive a minimum hourly rate for their driving time, starting at $26 per hour from February 29, 2024, with increases over time.

Training: You'll be compensated for up to one hour of training time, at a rate of $15 per hour or the lowest minimum-wage rate, whichever is higher.

How Do I Find Class Action Settlements?

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How Do I File a Claim?

To be eligible to receive a payment from the $290 million classa ction settlement fund you must submit valid and timely claim form online by July 29, 2024, or by mail to:

NYAG v. Uber Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting, Inc.-8434
PO Box 2396
Faribault MN 55021-9096

Claim Form Website: UberNYAGSettlement.com

Submit Claim Online

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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