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Uber Steers New Jersey Drivers Into Arbitration

Jan. 31, 2017, 7:35 PM

New Jersey Uber drivers who allege they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay must pursue their claims in individual arbitrations rather than a class action, a federal district court ruled Jan. 30 (Singh v. Uber Techs. Inc., 2017 BL 26292, D.N.J., No. 16-3044 (FLW), 1/30/17).

Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey said Jaswinder Singh accepted a clearly worded arbitration agreement when he registered on Uber’s smartphone application, and he failed to exercise a 30-day option not to be covered by Uber Technologies Inc.'s dispute...

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