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.


Indiana Paycheck Lawyer | Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits

Paycheck Lawyer  Indiana and Unpaid overtime lawyers of  Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Kikomo, Lafayette, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend  are filing unpaid overtime lawsuits for workers who are getting cheated out of their overtime pay.

Your Right To Overtime Pay  According To The Indiana Department of Labor

Most Indiana employers and employees are covered by the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); however those not covered under federal law may still be covered by the Indiana Minimum Wage Law.

Both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Indiana Minimum Wage Law generally require employers to pay employees 1½ times their regular rate of pay (“overtime compensation”) when employees work more that forty (40) hours during a work week. However, there are many exceptions to the overtime pay requirements of both federal and state law. Most of the exceptions to Indiana state law can be found here . Overtime claims should be made directly to the federal U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division at the nearest regional office, or at the Indianapolis District Office.

If you have specific questions, contact Indiana Paycheck Lawyers today.

Indianapolis Employers Can  Attempt  To Get Out Of Paying You Your Overtime
Did they  refuse to pay  your overtime by  claiming  you didn’t ask for permission first.
Did they  tell you you aren’t owed overtime because you’re a part-time employee.
Did they claim you are  exempt from overtime pay.
Did they tell you your ‘per diem’ payments do not  count toward your wages.
Did they try to  give you comp time instead.

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?

You are entitled to overtime pay. It is the law.

 

 


Overtime Lawyer| Indiana Paycheck Lawyer

Indiana Paycheck lawyer gets you your overtime pay in:  Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kikomo, Lafayette, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend Indiana.

You must  receive at least one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for the overtime hours (hours worked over 40 in a work week).

Cheated Out Of Your Indianapolis  Overtime Pay?

Get Your Overtime Paid

If you are an Indiana worker who has been cheated out of overtime pay, you have rights. Cheating hardworking people  out of overtime pay is against the law, and you may be entitled to compensation for the wages owed to you. Call Paycheck Lawyer