27 mln driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit
judge gave final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a Canada Goose Outlet class action lawsuit against Lyft Inc, ending a legal case canada goose black friday sale that challenged the independent contractor status of the ride hailing service drivers. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco gave his final approval canada goose clearance to the $27 million settlement, after granting preliminary approval in cheap Canada Goose June, according to court filings.
Lyft drivers in California had sued the company, arguing they should be classified as employees and therefore be entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gasoline and vehicle maintenance. Drivers pay those canada goose coats on sale costs themselves.
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In his order, Chhabria cautioned, agreement is not perfect. And the status of Lyft drivers under California law remains canadagoosejacketca uncertain going forward.
Uber Technologies Inc faces a similar class action lawsuit from drivers in California and Massachusetts. A settlement offer in that case valued at up to $100 million was rejected last year by a judge who deemed it inadequate for drivers.
Lyft has more than 700,000 drivers nationally and Uber has more than 1.5 million globally. The profits and valuations of these companies would be severely buy canada goose jacket affected if they had to reclassify drivers as employees.
Attorney Shannon Liss Riordan, who represents the Lyft drivers, said canada goose on Canada Goose Parka Thursday she was pleased to be at the 2018 canada goose outlet end of this process. The lawsuit was filed in 2013.
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The canada goose deals company has said that driver surveys show that canadian goose jacket more than 80 percent of Canada Goose online Lyft drivers prefer being independent contractors because of the flexibility that status allows.
The settlement provides thousands of dollars to Lyft like web drivers who logged the Canada Goose Jackets most miles, although infrequent drivers will see a Canada Goose Coats On Sale nominal amount of cash. As canada goose store part of the agreement, drivers buy canada goose jacket cheap also get benefits such as more protections canada goose coats from getting kicked off the app.
question of whether the drivers are appropriately Canada Goose Online classified as employees or independent contractors will just have to wait for canada goose outlet store locations another day, Liss Riordan said.