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Uber to pay millions of dollars to underpaid NYC drivers over fare row

Uber used fares cut based on pretax sum, rather after taxes and fees as stated in terms of service

Eric Newcomer 

Uber Technologies said it underpaid its New York City drivers by improperly calculating the company’s share of passenger fares, and will pay out an average of $900 per driver in restitution, costing tens of millions of dollars.   The back pay could run at least $45 million, based on the approximately 50,000 drivers the Independent Drivers Guild says work in New York City.   The ride-hailing company has previously misled drivers about how much they could make and miscalculated fares. In this case, Uber was taking its cut of fares based on the pretax sum, instead of after ...

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First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 02:14 IST
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