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Thousands of Washington State residents driving for Uber, Lyft, Amazon, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and other companies may finally receive cash settlements but, sadly, most of them are simply unaware of their rights.
A new study published by UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, found that more than half of Uber and Lyft drivers drive full time. Many of them struggle to pay for expenses such as gas, insurance and vehicle maintenance costs, and around a third either purchased or leased their car specifically to drive for the companies and must now continue driving to pay off those loans…
In 2012, the Washington Supreme Court’s opinion in Anfinson Case (a class action brought against FedEx by drivers claiming to have been misclassified) held that for causes of action brought under the Washington Minimum Wage Act (MWA), the correct standard to use in determining the status of one as an “employee” or “independent contractor” is the “economic dependence test.”
The Court stated that the liberal nature of the statutes favors employee classification.
Recently, many Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Grubhub and other drivers came forward and demanded compensation for their expenses, minimum wages, overtime and other employment benefits.
Quick Version: If you have been driving for a ride share or delivery company during the past two years, you may be entitled to receive cash compensation. Applying for a claim evaluation is quick, free and 100% confidential.
The misclassification by FedEx in Anfinson parallels Uber and Lyft’s misclassification. In Anfinson, a class action was brought against FedEx by drivers claiming to have been misclassified as “independent contractors.” The question at issue in this case regarded the appropriate standard to be given to the jury when determining the employment relationship. Both the Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court determined that the trial court erred in providing a hybrid standard of the “right to control” test, illustrated under the Washington Industrial Worker’s Act, with the “economic dependence” test required of the MWA.
Because of this ruling and a liberal classification standard favoring employees, many drivers may finally receive justice and financial compensation that they deserve…
Some Drivers Are Worried That Applying For This Service Will Require Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Sadly, some drivers will not apply for claim evaluation because they are worried that this service will require out-of-pocket expenses. This is not only wrong, but it’s in fact, quite the opposite.
Applying for a claim evaluation free, confidential, and there is absolutely no cost.
Maybe What Happened To Me Wasn’t That Big Of A Deal
Some drivers will downplay what happened to them and will try to push it to the back of their mind. Not only these may cause emotional distress, frustration, and financial difficulties over time, but our inaction is the very reason why companies have gotten away with these practices for such a long time. And it needs to stop.
No matter how minor violations may seem to you, companies may still be obligated by law to pay you.
When you Apply for compensation Today you will make one step closer to holding companies accountable and demand justice for yourself and also for other people who, for one or another reason, won’t receive justice they deserve. Most importantly, you are claiming what is yours for yourself and for your family.