Regulations

Attorney Aims For The TNC Jugular Of Contractor Status

Posted on February 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shannon Liss-Riordan, the lead plaintiff attorney in a pivotal class-action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, has a long, colorful history of successfully suing companies accused of failing to pay wages, overtime, tips, minimum wage and other benefits.

Requiring Uber and Lyft to consider drivers employees would deal a major blow to the on-demand ride platforms.

San Francisco Business Times article and video here

LCT background articles:

NY Judge Tosses Out Chauffeur Wage Lawsuit

Court Finds FedEx Drivers Are Employees

Lessons From Class Action Wage Settlements

Related Topics: California operators, driver pay, employee vs independent contractor, federal regulations, independent contractor issues, labor laws, lawsuits, legal issues, Lyft, state regulations, TNCs, Uber, wage lawsuits

Comments ( 1 )
  • Richard L Zimmerman

     | about 3 years ago

    Anything less than requiring Uber and Lyft to have the exact same insurances, regulations for permitting, etc. is a slap in the face of every honest and abiding Limousine operator and Taxi operator who pays these fees and the taxes that are generated to fund government projects from highway funds to the wages of the very people who are supposed to represent us and provide fair and stable regulations, not favortism, nepetism, or cowardice on our behaslf! Get real government or there is no use for you. We provide for you, stand up for us!

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