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Doordash Drivers Misclassification Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Doordash, Inc. is paying $100 million to settle several class actions alleging it misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The drivers are primarily seeking reimbursement of business expenses, which they claim is required under California and Massachusetts laws, but they have also alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state labor laws on minimum wages, overtime, and other matters.

Docket Number:

BC659841, CGC-18-567869, and 1:17-cv-12498

Company: DoorDash

Filing Deadline: November 1, 2021

Class Period: September 26, 2014 to March 31, 2021

Objection Deadline: November 1, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: November 1, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 30, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

Notices of the settlement sent to drivers show an estimate of the number of miles and points for each driver. You do not have to provide proof if you agree with the number of miles estimated for you. If you do not agree with your estimate, you must contact the settlement administrator by October 18 and provide documentation for any additional miles claimed.

Eligibility:

Two classes have been defined for this action:

- The California Settlement Class is all individuals who entered into an agreement with Doordash to use its mobile app to perform delivery services to customers in California between August 30, 2016 and December 31, 2020, and who performed at least one delivery in California during that time. The class does not include those who have entered into separate settlement agreements with Doordash to settle misclassification claims for the same time period.

- The Massachusetts Settlement Class is all individuals in Massachusetts who entered into an agreement with Doordash to use its mobile app to perform deliver services to customers in Massachusetts between September 26, 2014 and March 31, 2021, and who performed at least one delivery in Masschusetts during that time.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Portion of the net settlement fund based on miles driven in making Doordash deliveries. Estimated at $130; minimum $10. Final amounts will vary based on a number of factors, including the number of valid claims submitted; whether you opted out of the arbitration agreement with DoorDash, filed an arbitration demand, or notified Doordash in writing of your intent to do so by December 31, 2020; and other amounts for fees and costs of the suit.

Doordash has also agreed to ensure that, in California and Massachusetts, drivers will receive all tips on top of their payments for the delivery.

Total Settlement Amount: $100,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman
Lichten & Liss-Riordan

Claim Form: Doordash Drivers Misclassification Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Marko v. DoorDash, Inc., Marciano v. DoorDash, Inc., and Austin v. DoorDash, Inc.

Settlement Website: Doordash Drivers Misclassification Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Administrator
Marko vs. DoorDash Inc.
P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799
info@doordashclasssettlement.com
866-605-3083

Tags: Employment Violations, Minimum Wage Violations, Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, Unpaid Overtime, Work Expenses