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Attorney Takes On Silicon Valley Firms Over Worker Rights

Posted on January 26, 2016

Shannon Liss-Riordan (R) addresses Uber's mis-classification of drivers during a keynote forum hosted by LCT Publisher Sara Eastwood at the LCT Leadership Summit in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Photo by LCT)
Shannon Liss-Riordan (R) addresses Uber's mis-classification of drivers during a keynote forum hosted by LCT Publisher Sara Eastwood at the LCT Leadership Summit in Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Photo by LCT)
Shannon Liss-Riordan made a name for herself defending workers against FedEx, American Airlines and Starbucks in wage and hour lawsuits.

If you’re a business executive and she’s knocking at your door, it probably means your company has been accused of doing something few Americans have much tolerance for: ripping off the little guy.

After slapping on-demand transportation company Uber with a class-action lawsuit over driver misclassification in 2013, the Boston lawyer has been busy, filing a dozen similar lawsuits against California tech firms.

Los Angeles Times article here

Related Topics: driver pay, employee vs independent contractor, labor laws, lawsuits, legal issues, Shannon Liss-Riordan, TNCs, Uber, wage lawsuits

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