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.


Florida Paycheck Lawyer | Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

Your Florida Paycheck Lawyer is committed to getting you your  unpaid overtime. We can help you file an  unpaid overtime lawsuit in  Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park. FL and get your employer for your unpaid overtime.

Florida  Overtime Wages Attorney For Unpaid Wages and Unpaid Overtime

Has your  Miami, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa employer denied you your full wages or overtime pay? James Loren has close to 20 years of experience  get their unpaid wages.

Do You Have An Unpaid Overtime Claim?
DO You Want To Sue Your Miami, Orlando, Kissimmee, Boca Raton, Ft Lauderdale Employer?
If you haven’t been paid all the money you’ve earned at work, you might have a legal claim against your employer under Florida  state or federal wage and hour law.

When Do I Have An Unpaid Overtime  Wages Claim?
Do I Have An Overtime Wages Claim?

If there were minimum wage violations by your employer
If you were under paid and are a tipped employee
If your employer is taking too much in deductions
If your employer failed to pay for every hour you worked including:Working “off the clock”, before clocking in or after clocking out for the day
Meal or rest breaks that you had to work through
Not paid for hours at required training programs and classes
Travel time to a work assignment
Any waiting time you spent on the employer’s premises
Did Your Employer?
Make you work through lunch and not pay you?
Make you take work home and not pay you?
Threaten to fire you when you asked to be paid for the amount of hours you worked?
Make you work more than 40 hours a week and not pay you for the hours worked overtime?
Change your time records?

Speak to a Florida overtime lawyer today.


Publix Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

Unpaid overtime lawyers have just found out that Publix settled an unpaid overtime lawsuit filed by employees cheated out of their overtime pay. Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is a supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Publix has supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

 $30M Settled With Employees In An Overtime  Claim

Publix Super Markets Inc. will pay $30 million to settle a collective action for  failure to pay overtime to department managers based on a “fluctuating workweek” calculation method.
Under the proposed deal, Publix — which operates about 1,000 supermarkets in six states — will pay $7.7 million to all opt-in plaintiffs, as well as $15.5 million to all other department managers and assistant managers who were paid overtime based on a “fluctuating workweek” during roughly the past three years. One-third of the settlement amount — or about $6.6 million — will be allocated for plaintiff attorneys’ fees and expenses, subject to court approval.

Further, the plaintiffs have requested payments of $7,500, $2,500 and $2,500 to plaintiffs Amanda Ott, Bruce Bogach and April White, respectively, for their work in representing the class.

The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and  claimed  Publix failed to pay the required amount of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act because it didn’t include employee bonuses in calculating regular rate of pay.

In 2013, the court conditionally certified a class of all current and former department managers and assistant managers who worked more than 40 hours in one or more weeks during the relevant period in a collective or class action. 1,583 employees  opted into the lawsuit.

There is another case pending before the same court accusing Publix of failing to include overtime pay considerations in holiday bonuses and other benefits for hourly employees. The chain has strongly denied those allegations, arguing the plaintiffs have mischaracterized how employee bonuses are actually calculated, and that the benefits in question were handled in accordance with the law.

If you are a Publix employee or an employee of any other supermarket and your employer has cheated you out of overtime pay, you may be a misclassified worker. A supermarket employee’s rate of pay needs to exceed 1.5 times the minimum wage.

 


Central Florida Unpaid Wages Lawyer For Overtime Claims Attorney

Overtime lawyer for unpaid overtime pay lawsuit: Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park,  Ocala, Tavares, Orlando and all of central Florida.

Orlando Unpaid Overtime Wages Attorney

Unpaid Wages and Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits In Orlando

 

Paycheck Lawyer and Wage Attorney James Loren Has your   Orlando employer denied you your full wages or overtime pay? James Loren has close to 20 years of experience helping people in Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Deltona, and Winterhaven  get their unpaid wages.James has handled a variety of claims  unpaid wages cases in both state and federal courts including complex unpaid wages claims.

Do You Have A Kissimmee  Unpaid Overtime  Claim?

DO You Want To Sue Your  Orlando, Kissimmee, Ocala Employer?

If you haven’t been paid all the money you’ve earned at work, you might have a legal Kissimmee claim against your employer under Florida state or federal wage and hour laws.

When Would I Have An Unpaid Overtime Or  Wages Claim?

Do I Have An Orlando  Overtime Wages Claim?

  • If there were overtime wage violations by your Orlando  employer
  • If you were underpaid overtime and are a tipped employee
  • If your employer is taking too much in deductions
  • If your employer failed to pay for every  overtime hour you worked including:
    • Working “off the clock”, before clocking in or after clocking out for the day
    • Meal or rest breaks that you had to work through are considered overtime
    • Hours at required training programs and classes are overtime
    • Travel time to a work assignment is overtime
    • Any waiting time you spent on the employer’s premises over the 40 hr work week is overtime