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 […]