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Postmates Couriers California Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Postmates, Inc. has agreed to a $32 million settlement alleging it misclassified certain of its couriers as independent contractors when they should have been classified as employees. The complaint alleged that Postmates has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as California labor laws, by failing to reimburse couriers for expenses and failing to pay minimum wages and overtime.

Docket Number:

CGC-18-567868

Company: Postmates Inc.

Filing Deadline: November 2, 2021

Class Period: June 3, 2017 to January 1, 2021

Objection Deadline: November 2, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: November 2, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: November 3, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you received a Notice, your share of the settlement was calculated and printed in it, based on information in Postmates records about the estimated number of miles you’ve driven using the Postmates app during the class period. If you agree with the information in your Notice, you do not have to provide proof. If you do not believe the information in your Notice is correct, you may dispute it. The dispute deadline is November 2, 2021.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an individual who entered into an agreement with Postmates to use its platform as an independent contractor to perform delivery services to customers, and who used that platform for at least one delivery between June 3, 2017 and January 1, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

The net settlement fund will be distributed according to a Plan of Allocation. The plan calls for awarding points to class members based on the number of miles driven for Postmates during the class period. Class members will be given one point for each estimated mile driven. Point will be doubled if you (1) gave Postmates a valid request to opt out of its arbitration provision before January 1, 2021, (2) filed a demand for arbitration against Postmates about your classification before January 1, 2021, or (3) communicated to Postmates your intent to begin arbitration against it about your classification before January 1, 2021. Final amounts will also depend on the number of valid claims submitted. No class member will receive less than $10.

Total Settlement Amount: $32,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firm:
Lichten & Liss-Riordan

Claim Form: Postmates Couriers California Labor Law Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Rimler, et al. v. Postmates Inc.

Settlement Website: Postmates Couriers California Labor Law Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Administrator
Rimler v. Postmates, Inc.
P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799
866-608-5829

Tags: Employment Violations, Minimum Wage Violations, Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates, Work Expenses