Almost two years after agreeing to pay $27M to California Lyft drivers in a class-action lawsuit settlement, and one year after a judge gave final approval of the settlement, Lyft is finally paying up.
I posted about this settlement previously trying to explain how drivers could know what kind of money they might make on the settlement, but basically: the more you drove during the applicable time period, the bigger your share of the settlement could be.
How much did I make?
I drove around 100 rides during the applicable time period, so about 50 cents a ride to make up for Lyft treating me like an employee without compensating me like one (quote unquote) seems fair enough to me.
I’m curious if full-time drivers made similar numbers.
I don’t agree with the whole premise that Uber/Lyft drivers should be classified as employees instead of contractors, but I did experience some shady practices from Uber and Lyft that I think make settlements like this deserved.
By shady practices, I mostly mean incentive programs that often lured drivers into spending more time behind the wheel without actually being able to make the money being dangled.
All the details of the lawsuit are here.
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