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as an employee, Uber would have to reimburse you 57.5 cents a mile. That's just the beginning.Think I would rather opt out. Employee tax deductions are not as liberal as io deductions. Not so sure the retroactive hourly income would offset the deductions.
Class action lawsuit only involves around 15,000 drivers Uber driver class-certification applies to Calif. drivers who joined before June 2014 and not through third party: http://t.co/f8McvJ2OW2
It also said only drivers who opted out of binding arbitration are eligible class members.Class action lawsuit only involves around 15,000 drivers Uber driver class-certification applies to Calif. drivers who joined before June 2014 and not through third party: http://t.co/f8McvJ2OW2
Yes it does.It also said only drivers who opted out of binding arbitration are eligible class members.
Not necessarily,as an employee, Uber would have to reimburse you 57.5 cents a mile. That's just the beginning.
In a previous life I worked for a data entry company as a manager. We developed a work from home model as well as the in house data entry operators. We considered the at home workers to be independent contractors. The head company at some point was sued over this, and the deciding factor -- atleast for this case is INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS Set their own prices, and bid the jobs. If the pay is being set by the company without negotiation then it's an employee and employer relationship. Which if this is applied to UBER -- we are definitely employees. Which means we would only have to pay the employee half of our FIca/SocialSecurity contributions. Where as independent contractors we are required to pay both sides.These lawsuits over whether drivers are employees or contractors are somewhat pointless, because Uber should be able to rework their business practices to make sure they comply in the future with all rules & regs that keeps us partners indep contractors. Best outcome for us, we'll become member of a class and are owed monies retroactively if we are indeed deemed to have been employees. But bank on Uber changing the rules next day so we no longer will be.
In any case, more interesting, and not yet being litigated afaik: Uber's inability to make their app work. Do you guys experience this, too: often times, especially if the app is run in the background, it will crash. If that happens during a trip, the nav will keep working (so it's an Uber app problem, not a Google Maps one). But the Uber app won't retain your actual trip info. In practice, that leads to those ridiculous straight line trip maps, where Uber just draws a line from starting point to end point, regardless of the (much longer) route you ACTUALLY took. Do you guys have that, too?
Please let me know, because that could be a truly juicy lawsuit, with excellent prospects of scoring us a payday: a known-to-be defective app by Uber (under)ESTIMATING the trip billing, instead of billing for the ACTUAL trip distance. As a class, Uber would owe us $$ millions.
Please check your past trips and see if you, too, were "straight lined" by Uber on some of those. Thanks!