This Month Only! >> $20 off and a FREE SHRM tote with your membership and code TOTE2018!
Sign up for free email newsletters and get more SHRM content delivered to your inbox.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 12 cities across the U.S. this spring.
#SHRM18 will expand your perspective – on your organization, on your career, and on the way you approach HR. Join us in Chicago June 17-20, 2018
Rival Uber agrees to $10M background checks settlement
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
A California judge rejected ride-hailing company Lyft's $12.25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit, saying the settlement "shortchanged" its drivers.
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria was likely referring to the estimated $126 million the drivers involved in the lawsuit would have been entitled to based on data provided by the company, Reuters reported.
The lawsuit was brought in 2013 by California drivers who believed they should be classified as employees and therefore entitled to reimbursement for expenses. Lyft agreed to settle the lawsuit in January, but the settlement did not include the reclassification of its drivers.
Lyft competitor Uber on Thursday agreed to a $10 million settlement after California prosecutors alleged the company misled passengers about the quality of its driver background checks, the Associated Press reported.
Federal judge rejects $12.25 million settlement in Lyft driver lawsuit
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said in a San Francisco court filing that the amount "does not fall within the range of reasonableness." (Reuters)
Uber Appeals Ruling that Driver Was Employee
The debate over whether ride-booking service Uber’s drivers are employees or independent contractors is revving up. (SHRM)
The bullet that Lyft just dodged is still coming for Uber
Lyft will not have to reclassify its drivers as employees after reaching a settlement in which it agreed to pay extra in compensation and benefits, though the amount is still being debated (Note: this article was published prior to the judge overturning the settlement amount). Uber is facing a similar lawsuit from its drivers, but a quirk in the litigation could make the outcome way worse for the world's biggest ride-hail company. (The Verge)
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
SHRM Member Discounts Program
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies