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.


Paycheck Lawyer California Overtime Lawsuit Office In California

Paycheck lawyer now has an overtime lawsuit office’s and unpaid overtime lawyers to help you get your overtime pay in  Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Sacramento, Redding, Humboldt, Orange County, San Bernadino, San Diego, Mendicino, Merced, San Fernando, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Fresno, Santa Monica, Ventura, and all of California.

Paycheck lawyer wants you to know that as a  paid employee in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco or Sacramento  you are entitled to overtime pay time worked over 40 hours in a work week. This includes: taking off and putting on gear, wait time to check in, security check time, time spent after clocking out, working thru breaks and lunch, work you take home, driving to another work location and any time spent for your employer

The California Industrial Relations Board Is Clear

“In California, the general overtime provisions are that a nonexempt employee 18 years of age or older, or any minor employee 16 or 17 years of age who is not required by law to attend school and is not otherwise prohibited by law from engaging in the subject work, shall not be employed more than eight hours in any workday or more than 40 hours in any workweek unless he or she receives one and one-half times his or her regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eight hours in any workday and over 40 hours in the workweek. Eight hours of labor constitutes a day’s work, and employment beyond eight hours in any workday or more than six days in any workweek is permissible provided the employee is compensated for the overtime at not less than:

One and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight hours up to and including 12 hours in any workday, and for the first eight hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek; and
Double the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
There are, however, a number of exemptions from the overtime law. An “exemption” means that the overtime law does not apply to a particular classification of employees. There are also a number of exceptions to the general overtime law stated above. An “exception” means that overtime is paid to a certain classification of employees on a basis that differs from that stated above.”

What Is My Entitled Overtime Pay?

Overtime is any hours you  worked over 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. If your company has an alternate work week in which you normally work 10 hour days, 4 days a week  the overtime is after 10 hours rather than 8, but still after 40 in the work week.

Restaurants Violate Overtime Laws

An overtime lawsuit for about 134,000 Taco Bell workers has been settled against this fast-food chain.
A California overtime lawsuit claims  IHOP and Applebee cheated employees out of overtime pay.

If you have been cheated out of your overtime pay contact a Paycheck Lawyer for your  unpaid overtime.


California Paycheck Lawyer | Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits Filed

Your unpaid overtime paycheck lawyer is helping victims with overtime claims in: Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Sacramento, Redding, Humboldt, Orange County, San Bernadino, San Diego, Mendicino, Merced, San Fernando, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Fresno, Santa Monica, Ventura, and all of California.

Unpaid overtime claims are on the rise as more and more employers find devious ways to cheat employees out of their earned overtime pay.

Did Your Los Angeles or San Francisco  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?

Under Los Angeles, San Jose, San Fransisco, Sacramento California law, your employer must pay you one and one-half your  hourly wage  California law requires that your employer to  pay  you overtime, whether authorized or not, at the rate of one and one-half times your  regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight up to and including 12 hours in any workday, and for the first eight hours of work on the seventh consecutive day of work.

You deserve the wages you worked for.

We sue for unpaid overtime and unpaid wages

  • Off-the-Clock Work
  • Employee Misclassification as Exempt
  • Employee Misclassification as Independent Contractor
  • Unpaid  Meals & Breaks
  • Donning & Doffing

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To file an overtime claim for unpaid overtime wages contact Paycheck Lawyer today.