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Uber Drivers Misclassification of Drivers and Unpaid Expenses Settlement

Uber Technologies, Inc. is resolving two class actions alleging it misclassified drivers and deliverers as independent contractors when they were in reality employees. The complaint also alleged that, because the workers were misclassified, Uber should also have reimbursed them for vehicle-related and phone expenses and should have provided them with accurate, itemized wage statements.  Read more

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Schmidt Baking Distributors Misclassification Maryland Class Action

When are workers independent contractors and when do they qualify as employees? The line is not hard and fast, but the complaint for this class action alleges that distributors for Schmidt Baking Company, Inc. and Schmidt Baking Distribution, LLC misclassify the workers who distribute Schmidt’s products to the stores where they are sold, in violation  Read more

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Postmates Couriers California Settlement

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  Read more

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Doordash Drivers Misclassification Settlement

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  Read more

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Northern Gentlemen’s Club Exotic Dancers Settlement

Ferny Properties, LLC operates the Northern Gentlemen’s Club, which has now entered into a settlement with its exotic dancers or entertainers. The complaint for the class action against the club alleged that it misclassified the dancers as non-employees, that it did not pay them minimum wages or other compensation required under the laws of North  Read more

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Men’s Clubs Entertainers’ Labor Law Settlement

This settlement resolves two class actions against men’s clubs, one against 2523 E. Anaheim (doing business as XS Afterhours Gentlemen’s Club) and the Palms Gentlemen’s Club. The complaint alleged the clubs misclassified entertainers as independent contractors and failed to provide wages and overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and other things required by California’s labor  Read more

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Amazon Drivers Misclassified as Independent Contractors California Class Action

This employment class action centers on a common problem: the misclassification of workers as independent contractors, when they are actually employees. The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon.com Services, LLC and Amazon Flex misclassified some of their delivery drivers as independent contractors, thereby violating the California Labor Code, the state’s Business and Professions  Read more

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Goya Foods Misclassification of Truck Drivers as Independent Contractors Class Action

This class action brings suit against Goya Foods, Inc. and assorted individuals and unknown parties over the misclassification of certain workers as independent contractors and “us[ing] that improper classification to unlawfully deduct wages from their pay.” The complaint alleges that the deductions made violate the New Jersey Wage Payment Law (NJWPL), the New Jersey Civil  Read more

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Phillips 66 Construction Field Representatives Misclassification Settlement

Phillips 66 Company is paying just short of a half a million dollars to settle a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The complaint alleged that Construction Field Representatives staffed by Hayes Fields Services were misclassified as independent contractors and therefore paid a day rate without any overtime pay.  Read more

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Instacart Employee Misclassification and Labor Law Settlement

Maplebear, Inc., which does business as Instacart, is settling a class action for just under $11 million. The complaint alleged that Instacart violated federal and California labor laws in a number of ways, by misclassifying employees as independent contractors, not reimbursing their business expenses, not paying wages and overtime, not providing meal and rest breaks,  Read more

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