California Lyft drivers may soon cash in on $27M employment suit settlement

California Lyft drivers may soon be able to take a portion of the $27,000,000 Lyft has agreed to pay as a settlement in a recent class-action suit.

Answers to many questions can be found here, but here are the highlights:

1.Who is eligible?

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2. How much money could drivers receive?

A big chunk will be owed to the lawyers, etc. who worked the case, so that $27M number will be much smaller from the start. The exact amount available for drivers will be determined at the hearing on December 1.

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3. How much of the remaining money will drivers get?

It’s slightly complicated, but they’ll get a proportion of the available money based on how much they drove for Lyft. Here are some details:

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4. I qualify, so how do I make sure I’m included in the payout?

You should’ve received an email if you qualify. Submit your claim before December 1.

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5. When will the money happen?

Late 2016, early 2017 if everything is approved. Appeals could lengthen this time.

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6. Can I attend the hearing? Where is it?

Yes, it’s an open hearing in SF.

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Thoughts? I’ve written frequently about Uber/Lyft if you’re interested.

Feel free to comment or email any questions.

One thought on “California Lyft drivers may soon cash in on $27M employment suit settlement

  1. Pingback: Top 5 reasons it pays to be an Uber driver, even if you hardly ever give rides | easyjourneys

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