New Regulations for Ride Share Drivers – Unpaid Minimum Wage
Since Uber and Lyft were launched in different parts of the country, there’s been plenty of lawsuits against them. And although there’s been a fair amount of legal drama, drivers haven’t seemed too concerned about any of it so far. Drivers have certainly come to rely on an easy way to get ride requests, though that’s changed recently as drivers are now faced with the threat of lawsuits. In fact, these lawsuits are being viewed more as a PR nightmare for ride share companies than anything else.
legally, both Lyft and Uber have said that they’re going to institute new driver background checks and passenger screening protocols.
But when it comes to actual lawsuits against them, their actions aren’t really reflective of that commitment. Instead, what you see is a string of questionable lawsuits filed by drivers who’ve been hurt due to the negligence of the company. There have been injuries due to lack of car insurance and problems with background checks. In addition, there’s been financial losses because of vehicle damage and even more importantly, the loss of earnings because drivers couldn’t make their rides.
So what’s really going on? Is uber doing everything it can to protect its drivers?
That’s most likely not the case. Instead of doing all it can to defend itself, it’s probably trying to find a way to avoid paying any money at all to victims of accidents and other mishaps. That’s why most of the recent lawsuits are actually about money: because companies like uber want to avoid paying a settlement, but are unable to do so because of the court systems that have been set up.
It’s really unfortunate that drivers are put in this position. When something bad happens, it’s always best to do whatever you can to keep it from happening again.
Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. The first thing that you should do, before anything else, is to consult with an attorney. They will be able to give you advice on whether or not you have a case against uber and will be able to tell you what type of resolution you should expect if you do have a lawsuit against it.
If you do win your lawsuit against uber, it will almost certainly end up in court.
Most of the time, a case like this is decided by the state courts. However, some cases are tried in federal court or before the federal courts. The results can be interesting though because if a settlement isn’t reached between the driver and the company, then it goes back to the state courts. That means that drivers are often left with very large fines that are paid on a monthly basis.
Due to this new development, it’s important for drivers to be aware of the fact that they may be owed money by ride-share companies.
If they think that they might be owed money, they should consult an attorney and find out exactly what their chances are of actually being paid. This will help them know if they are owed money for any wrongdoing on their part or whether or not they can successfully sue against an unlicensed, out-of-state business that has driven them into an unexpected debt.