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March 3, 2020

Uber Loses Driver Misclassification Appeal in Pennsylvania

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 […]

February 27, 2020

Arbitration Storm at DoorDash

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 […]

February 11, 2020

Alsup Blasts DoorDash’s ‘Hypocrisy,’ Orders 5K Arbitrations

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.

February 11, 2020

DoorDash Ordered to Pay $9.5M to Arbitrate 5,000 Labor Disputes

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 […]

December 20, 2019

Couriers Rip Postmates For Flouting Court’s Arbitration Order

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.”

December 4, 2019

Postmates Faces Contempt Order In Couriers’ Arbitration Row

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.