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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Uber Misclassification of Drivers and California Labor Law Class Action

A common issue in labor class actions is the misclassifications of employees as independent contractors when they are really employees. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for a number of labor violations that spring from the alleged misclassification of its drivers as independent contractors.   Read more

Amazon Delivery Drivers Independent Contractors California Class Action

The complaint for this class action sets forth a familiar issue: the alleged misclassification of workers for a company. In this case, the workers are delivery drivers and the companies are Amazon.com, Inc an Amazon Logistics, Inc., who use the drivers to fulfill customer orders.  Read more

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Uber Driver Independent Contractor MA and CA Settlement

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  Read more

Strip Club Dancers “Independent Contractor” Settlement

This settlement resolves a lawsuit brought by a former dancer against 7180 Sunset Blvd., Inc. and Three Group, Inc. under employment laws. The complaint claimed that the companies misclassified dancers, who performed at Seventh Veil, Royal Palace (Star Strip), or Crazy Girls, as independent contractors when they were actually employees.  Read more

Pepperidge Farm Distributors “Independent Contractors” Massachusetts Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that Pepperidge Farm, Inc. misclassified the plaintiffs in this action as independent contractors when they were actually employees. Although the rules aren’t hard and fast, the complaint details the ways in which the company had substantial control over the scheduling, policies, and work. It brings suit under Massachusetts  Read more

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Intelliquick Delivery Drivers Arizona Settlement

Intelliquick is paying more than $5 million to settle a class and collective action alleging that it misclassified drivers and couriers as independent contractors, failing to accurately track their hours and making unlawful deductions from their pay. The complaint alleged that the company owes these employees additional wages or overtime, since they were actually regular  Read more

State Farm Misleading of Term Independent Contractor Agents Class Action

This class action is another case where a company has classified a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee. However, in this case plaintiffs Jason Sheldon and Steven Hunsberger had to invest a significant amount of money. The plaintiffs were led to believe that they were starting their own businesses, but the complaint  Read more