California Judge Gives Uber Drivers Class Action Status

 Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 NBC News

A U.S. judge said on Tuesday Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, part of a case that could have wide implications for the sharing economy. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. The drivers currently pay those costs themselves. In the ruling, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said drivers could sue as a group.