Bloomberg Law
Feb. 18, 2022, 6:47 PM

Uber Will Pay $8.4 Million to End Years-Long Driver Class Action

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

A proposed $8.4 million deal reached between Uber Technologies Inc. and more than 1,300 California drivers, who alleged they were misclassified as contractors, would end one of the gig economy court battles that predate the passage of Proposition 22.

The settlement award would go to about 1,322 drivers who opted out of arbitration agreements and worked for the company between Feb. 28, 2019, and Dec. 17, 2020, according to a motion for preliminary approval filed on Thursday. The December date reflects the enactment of Prop. 22, a ballot initiative that Uber helped to fund to cement app-based drivers as independent ...

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