Uber Eats Driver Brings California Labor Class Action (1)

June 19, 2020, 2:53 PM; Updated: June 19, 2020, 5:10 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. misclassifies its Uber Eats drivers as independent contractors under California law and denies them employee benefits like overtime pay, according to a new potential federal class action.

Kent Hassell says the company misclassifies its food delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, just as it has misclassified its rideshare drivers, in violation of California’s Assembly Bill 5. The purpose of that 2019 law “is to ensure that companies, including specifically Uber, stop misclassifying their workers as independent contractors,” Hassell says.

As a result of this misclassification Uber has deprived the drivers of California labor protections, Hassell ...

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