Lyft drivers in California are challenging Lyft based on allegations that the rideshare company led them to believe that they would be truly independent workers and not subject to the direction or control of the company. Instead, drivers are required to follow all the rules of Lyft and are treated virtually in every respect as employees, except they don’t get any of the benefits like overtime, sick days, health insurance, and reimbursement for expenses. We will stand up for the rights of Lyft drivers who were wrongfully misclassified as independent contractors and can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Zimmerman Reed has helped drivers before and can help you determine if you have a claim for reimbursements of business expenses (such as insurance, gas, and maintenance costs of your vehicle), improper wage deductions, and damages as a result of Lyft’s misrepresentations and unfair business practices.
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Why do employers misclassify workers as “independent contractors”?
Employers will frequently misclassify workers as “independent contractors” to avoid paying certain expenses, including insurance and worker compensation coverage, and certain employer taxes. Independent contractor misclassification is wide-spread and it’s illegal. Drivers allege Lyft has absolute control over the fares and fees charged and can terminate a driver without notice – all the while taking a portion of your tip.
How we can Help
At Zimmerman Reed, we have helped rideshare drivers before. We represented hundreds of Uber drivers in individual arbitrations alleging the same misclassification violations. Lyft drivers will have to bring their claims through individual arbitration as well.
Employers can’t retaliate against you for speaking with a lawyer or for trying to protect your legal rights. There is no commitment or cost for the case review. Then, if we agree to work together on your case and we recover money for you, we’ll be paid a percentage of the total amount you receive.
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