Uber Driver Independent Contractor MA and CA Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves two cases brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. claiming that drivers should be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. The complaints alleged that Uber violated Massachusetts and California labor laws in classifying the drivers as independent contractors, that they failed to properly reimburse drivers for expenses and failed to pass along to them the entire portion of fares intended as tips.

Docket Number:

3:13-cv-03826-EMC, 3:15-cv-00262-EMC

Company: Uber

Filing Deadline: July 18, 2019

Class Period: August 16, 2009 to February 28, 2019

Objection Deadline: June 18, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: June 18, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: July 18, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

Presumably company records will be used for verification.


You may be eligible if you are a current or former driver using the Uber driver app in Massachusetts or California between August 16, 2009 and February 28, 2019, and you are not bound by Uber’s arbitration clause (either because you opted out of the arbitration provision or because Uber has no record of your acceptance of the agreement). 

Typical Settlement Amount:

Final amounts depend on the number of valid claims received and the number of miles driven while “on trip” (carrying a passenger or item) during the class period. With a 50% claims rate, the average settlement amount is expected to be $2,206. With a 100% claims rate, amounts are expected to vary between $180 and $18,000. Note that drivers will still be classified as independent contractors.

Total Settlement Amount: $20,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$40,000 total

Law Firm:
Lichten & Liss-Riordan

Claim Form: Uber Driver MA and CA Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: O’Connor, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., Yucesoy, et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

Settlement Website: Uber Driver MA and CA Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Uber Class Action Settlement
Settlement Administrator
c/o Epiq
P.O. Box 3518
Portland, OR 97208-3518

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Reimburse for Work Necessities, Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, Unpaid Tips