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Uber drivers making airport runs, crossing state lines get pay boost

Uber has relied on arbitration and settlements to defeat lawsuits by drivers seeking the benefits of employees

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California won a minor ruling against Uber Technologies that stands to open up a bigger front in the fight by drivers for better benefits — especially for those who make airport runs and cross state lines.

A state judge suggested that such drivers may not be subject to the company’s arbitration requirement for employment disputes because they are involved in interstate commerce. He blocked Uber, for now, from proceeding with closed-door arbitration against a driver who filed a complaint with the California’s labor commissioner over unpaid wages, overtime and expenses.

Uber has relied on arbitration and settlements to defeat lawsuits by drivers

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First Published: Nov 28 2019 | 12:05 AM IST

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