Online taxi giant Uber is battling yet another legal headache, this one triggered by two Ann Arbor drivers who are suing over wages and benefits, claiming Uber is keeping their tips, denying them benefits and forcing them to pay for things like gas and repairs.
The claims aren't novel. Over the last year, Uber drivers in California, New York and Washington state have filed similar class actions against Uber, claiming the company stiffed them out of tips and wages. But the Michigan lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, comes when the $50-billion company is trying to rebound from a series of costly legal setbacks and public relations fiascoes.
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