Are You an Uber or Lyft Driver? Don’t Be Exploited.
Earlier this year California’s Assembly Bill 5 went into effect, confirming stricter standards regarding classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Under these new standards, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft may be forced to begin treating drivers like you as employees.
Uber and Lyft drivers may be entitled to damages due to underpayment as a result of employee misclassification. Additionally, rideshare companies may have to begin providing benefits such as a minimum wage, unemployment insurance, overtime pay, and more.
You May Be Underpaid. Know Your Rights!
The following factors are signs that could impact whether you have a case against Uber or Lyft for employee misclassification or underpayment:
● You are currently working as an independent contractor rather than as an employee
● You are making less than minimum wage and not receiving overtime pay
● You are not being reimbursed for mileage or other expenses
● You are not offered health insurance or paid for sick leave
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies base their business models on misclassifying employees as independent contractors so that they can cut employee-related expenses at the cost of driver exploitation.
Don’t let them do this to you.
Why B|B Law Group is Different
We help our clients take matters into their own hands. While there are active class action lawsuits pending, our approach is to handle each individual case through the binding arbitration process. Our client focused methodology is quicker than pursuing the class action lawsuit and may result in significantly higher compensation.
Our approach allows us to focus on each client’s unique circumstances, while also expediting the timeline to resolution. In some instances, the ridesharing companies are even obligated to pay for the cost to arbitrate.
Do not get caught up in the long and drawn out process of a class action lawsuit, let our employment attorneys help with your individual case today!
Speak to an Employment Attorney at B|B Law Group Today
We believe Uber and Lyft have misclassified their drivers for years, withholding wages and benefits that drivers may deserve.
If you believe you have been wrongly classified as an independent contractor while driving for Uber or Lyft, contact B|B Law Group today to set up a free consultation.
Our experienced employment law attorneys will help you determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for unpaid wages, expenses, and other benefits.
October 22, 2020 Update
On October 22, 2020, a California appeals court ruled that Uber & Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, affirming an earlier court decision. The ruling marks a significant development in a months-long legal fight between the companies and the state of California, which in May sued Uber and Lyft and claimed they were in violation of state law.
A reclassification of their workers would represent a radical shift forced on the two businesses, which have built up massive fleets of drivers by treating them as independent contractors and not providing them benefits that they would be entitled to as employees, such as minimum wage, overtime, paid sick leave and unemployment insurance.