Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2022, 12:16 AM

Court Approves Uber’s $8.43 Million California Driver Settlement

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $8.43 million to a class of California drivers who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors under a settlement approved by a federal judge approved.

Some 1,006 drivers opted in to the settlement that provides an average settlement award of more than $8,000. Some drivers stand to receive more than $50,000 in the settlement, court filings said.

The accord ends separate lawsuits that Christopher James, Spencer Verhines, and Kent Hassell filed, alleging Uber failed to pay minimum wage and unlawfully required drivers to pay business expenses, including vehicle maintenance costs, gas, insurance, phone, and data ...