• Uber Drivers in California May Proceed as a Class on Independent Contractor Claim
  • September 4, 2015
  • Law Firm: Payne Fears LLP - Irvine Office
  • A federal judge in San Francisco has dealt a huge blow to Uber Technologies, Inc. by certifying a class of Uber drivers who claim the popular ride-hailing company misclassified them as independent contractors and unlawfully withheld tips. Although the order did not determine whether Uber drivers are actually employees, rather than independent contractors, it does mean that the lawsuit may proceed on a class-wide basis, dramatically increasing Uber's potential liability.