Over 5,200 Postmates couriers told a California federal judge Wednesday that the on-demand delivery company should be held in contempt for refusing to comply with a court order to address their misclassification claims in arbitration, which the couriers called “an unambiguous violation.”
A California federal judge warned Postmates Inc. that it could be held in contempt if the company doesn’t explain why it ignored a court order to arbitrate the claims of nearly 5,200 couriers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors and shorted on wages.
In his San Francisco courtroom, U.S. District Judge William Alsup has berated lawyers for Google, Oracle, Uber and PG&E. Last week, an attorney for DoorDash found himself the target. The issue was the way the meal-delivery startup pushed its couriers into arbitration. “Your law firm and defense law firms have […]
A federal judge in Oakland is asking Postmates Inc. to explain why the company should not be held in contempt for violating her order compelling the company to arbitrate more than 5,000 worker misclassification cases brought on behalf of individual couriers.
California’s legislature wants to restore some power to workers and consumers who have been forced into mandatory arbitration agreements with corporations. Last year, we got an indication of what can happen when employees actually exercise their rights and file arbitration claims. The startup plaintiffs firm Keller Lenkner signed up thousands […]
Plaintiff Annastasia Rodriguez alleges in the putative class complaint that the construction equipment manufacturer scanned and retained workers’ fingerprints without informed consent in Illinois, violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act. Keller Lenkner LLC represents Rodriguez and the putative class.
More than 2,200 DoorDash couriers have accused the app-based food delivery company of stonewalling their individual arbitrations by trying to force new terms on them that upend the arbitration procedure they already agreed to and violates ethics rules, according to California federal court filings. “[It’s] an ethical violation and unlawful […]
More than 2,200 DoorDash Inc. couriers want the on-demand delivery company to abide by the arbitration agreements it uses to thwart would-be litigants and also are suing to stop the company from issuing new agreements to the drivers. Keller Lenkner LLC represents the couriers.
Lawyers who represent more than 2,000 DoorDash delivery workers pursuing individual arbitration against the company are crying foul over moves the company recently made, which they claim frustrate their clients’ ability to move forward with worker misclassification claims. The lawyers at Keller Lenkner also claim that changes made by DoorDash […]
A California state judge indicated she had “significant concerns” about a proposed $11.5 million settlement in a suit alleging Postmates Inc. misclassified delivery couriers as independent contractors, telling the parties in a tentative ruling Thursday to come back with more information to justify their deal. Intervenors and objectors are represented […]