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Lyft Faces New Class Suit Over N.Y. Driver Classification, Wages

Aug. 24, 2021, 3:04 PM

Lyft Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in federal court alleging it misclassified drivers in New York as independent contractors when they’re actually employees under state labor law.

The complaint was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by Irwan Chandra, who previously worked as a Lyft driver in New York City, seeking to represent other similarly situated workers.

Drivers are employees under New York law and Lyft’s misclassification of them as contractors has unlawfully deprived them of minimum and overtime wages, the complaint says. It has also allegedly forced them ...

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