Uber Is Facing Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

Paycheck lawyer is your source for updates to overtime laws in your state and at the Federal level. We keep you informed on the ongoing unpaid overtime class actions and are always searching for unpaid overtime news and alerts that may be of interest to our followers. Uber, the new interesting concept in drivers continues to be faced with class action overtime lawsuits.
An Uber  class action law suit is now in  federal court in Trenton, N.J.  The lawsuit was originally filed by former Uber driver, Jaswinder Singh, in Monmouth County Superior Court on April 22nd and was moved  to U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on May 27th.  The suit claims  Uber violated the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law because the failed to pay overtime to drivers working more than 40 hours per week.    Uber drivers in New Jersey and other states are currently classified as “independent contractors” under their contracts, meaning Uber has no legal obligation to pay the requested overtime wages. The Uber drivers in New Jersey are claiming they are  eligible employees because they “completely relied on Uber for driving assignments” and did not have the independence to make important decisions.

Uber has faced a series of wage claim lawsuits.  The first major case, O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., involved California and Massachusetts Uber drivers, similarly claiming they were wrongly categorized as independent contractors.  That case was settled in April 2016.  It left the independent contractor question unresolved.   Uber drivers in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Texas have filed similar lawsuits.

Will these cases go to trial? If so, courts may have the opportunity to finally determine the employment status of Uber drivers. A designation of employee could result in overtime wages along with other legal protections offered exclusively to employees.
If courts do categorize the drivers as employees, how will it affect the Uber experience? Much of Uber’s success lies in its business structure. Designating drivers as independent contractors reduces or eliminates many expenses for the company and it allows for greater freedom for drivers.   Will Uber have to make drivers employees?This  will certainly change the internal structure of Uber,
Will Uber be able to continue settling these lawsuits? The large $100 million settlement has clearly attracted drivers in other states. We will soon see if Uber continues to settle these cases as a cost of doing business or if/when it will risk going to trial to decide the employee designation dispute.  In December, 2015, The Wall Street Journal predicted the value of Uber could exceed $60 billion, so paying settlement claims to quiet disgruntled workers seems to be a viable option, at least for now.

If you are an Uber driver and would like to represent Uber Drivers in a class action lawsuit or wish to join one of the ongoing class action lawsuits contact paycheck lawyer.

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Chicago Unpaid Wages Lawyer

If you are an hourly, non exempt, employee in Chicago you are entitled to overtime pay  for any hours worked over 40 hours in a single work week . A work week is defined as any seven consecutive work days by the Fair Labor Standards Act.Illinois does not have a daily overtime limit. You are entitled to  1.5 times your regular hourly wage for all overtime worked.

Speak To A Chicago Overtime Wages Lawyer

The FLSA  has set standards for workers who meet overtime pay requirements to get their  overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a single week.

Who Is Protected Under Chicago Overtime Wages Law?

Construction worker, factory attendant, cashier, you are probably protected under overtime law.

All first-responders, including police, paramedics, and firefighters,

Practical nurses and paralegals,

and many others
There Are Overtime Exemptions in Illinois

Speak to an unpaid wages lawyer to find out if you are exempt

Executives, administrators, and other professionals earning at least $455 per week do not have to be paid overtime under Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

External salespeople  are also exempted from IL overtime requirements.  Some types of computer-related workers. Independent contractors, who are not considered legal employees, are also exempt. Other exempt positions include some transportation workers, certain agricultural and farm workers, and some live-in employees such as housekeepers.

In order to determine if a job is exempt from overtime, the FLSA provides a series of tests to determine the overtime eligibility of an employee based on pay rate, working conditions, skill level, and other factors.

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Fair Wages And Paid Overtime Is Your Right As A Georgia Worker

Do you believe that your employer has denied  you your fair wages , tips, commissions or overtime pay?

Did you know are covered by Georgia law and  your rights to a fair wage are protected?

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We will make sure that you get your due wages as mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)

What Is The FLSA?

The FLSA law was passed in 1938 during the depression It is an employment law which  favors you, the employee. The FLSA mandates that employees  are paid at least minimum wage for every hour that they work and that they are paid 1.5 times their regular hourly rate of pay when they work overtime.

If you have not been paid your rightful minimum wage, been denied overtime, commissions, or tips contact The Law Offices Of James Loren and Associates.

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