Nov 2, 2023

Uber and Lyft agree to pay $328m to New York drivers

Ride-sharing firms Uber and Lyft will pay $328m to settle claims they "Systematically cheated" New York drivers out of pay and benefits. "For years, Uber and Lyft systematically cheated their drivers out of hundreds of millions of dollars in pay and benefits while they worked long hours in challenging conditions," New York attorney general Letitia James said in a statement. Uber also said it would pay a undisclosed amount into New York State's unemployment insurance fund, so drivers and delivery workers have access to unemployment benefits, should they find themselves out of work. Uber drivers outside of New York will be entitled to an hour of sick leave at full pay for every 30 hours worked and a minimum wage of at least $26 per hour. Lyft drivers outside of New York City will also earn a minimum of $26 per hour for "Engaged time", while all of its New York drivers will be eligible to accrue paid sick leave, it said in a statement.

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