Judge's Ruling Could Let Texas Uber Drivers Join National Class-action Suit Seeking Employee Status, Attorney Says

A judge has granted a group of Uber drivers in North Carolina conditional certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act, possibly opening the door for a class-action lawsuit against the ride-sharing company that could include Texas-based drivers.U. S. District Judge Catherine Eagles' ruling would allow 15,000 to 19,000 drivers nationally who initially opted out of arbitration to join collective action to pursue full worker status and back-pay claims against Uber, New York-based attorney Paul Maslo says."The judge found that Uber drivers across the country, including Texas, were sufficiently 'similarly situated' for certification," Maslo said in an email.  Continue reading...

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