Uber Eats Wage Suit Advances Despite Gig Worker Rule Defense

June 22, 2021, 12:06 AM

Uber Eats delivery drivers can proceed on misclassification class claims in California, a federal judge ruled Monday, because it’s too soon to decide how a recently enacted gig-worker rule affects already-filed lawsuits.

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton mostly denied Uber Technologies Inc.'s motion to dismiss the class action complaint filed by the drivers, writing that the rideshare giant failed to show the suit is “abated” by Proposition 22, which exempts some delivery workers from the state’s strict employee classification rules.

Kent Hassell sued Uber on behalf of a class of California delivery drivers who were allegedly misclassified as independent contractors. Hassell’s ...

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