UberBLACK drivers in Pennsylvania put forth enough evidence to support their claims that Uber Technologies Inc. misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday. Nationally, this is the first court of appeals case involving Uber—or any gig economy company—to […]
Represented by Keller Lenkner, the Dashers went to court to compel arbitration. It’s a strategy that, for decades, we’ve watched managements use against consumers and employees. But workers litigating to get their bosses to arbitrate? “This is like judo,” said F. Paul Bland, executive director at Public Justice and a […]
A federal judge compelled arbitration in cases brought by more than 5,000 individual couriers who allege third-party delivery company DoorDash misclassifies them as contractors.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered DoorDash to individually arbitrate employment misclassification claims brought by more than 5,000 food couriers, denying its request to pause the proceedings and slamming the company’s “hypocrisy” in requiring workers to sign arbitration agreements and then seeking classwide litigation.
Rejecting claims that the legal process it forced on workers is unfair, a federal judge ordered food-delivery service DoorDash to pay $9.5 million in arbitration fees for 5,010 delivery drivers’ labor demands against the company. “You’re going to pay that money,” U.S. District Judge William Alsup said in court. “You […]
A federal judge ordered San Francisco food-delivery company DoorDash to arbitrate over 5,000 actions brought by its delivery drivers in a move that could cost the company millions of dollars.
What the judges didn’t like in these cases was the companies’ trying to renege on their own contracts. “Other companies facing arbitration demands should see the writing on the wall,” Travis Lenkner said. “Courts are not going to let them get away with creating a ‘heads we win, tails you […]
Keller Lenkner’s Travis Lenkner said his firm, which has teamed up with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is eager to begin arbitrating the claims of the 5,010 DoorDash couriers whose cases Judge Alsup ordered to arbitration. Lenkner said he was gratified that Judge Alsup refused to be swayed by DoorDash’s […]
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.