Improper Deductions from Pay
Intelliquick is paying more than $5 million to settle a class and collective action alleging that it misclassified drivers and couriers as independent contractors, failing to accurately track their hours and making unlawful deductions from their pay. The complaint alleged that the company owes these employees additional wages or overtime, since they were actually regular employees.
Lyft is paying just under $2 million to settle a claims in a class action alleging that the company violated laws and contract rights by taking a commission from drivers’ prime time premiums. The complaint also made another allegation, that Lyft classifies drivers in California as independent contractors when they are actually employees. The settlement does not resolve this issue.
Prudential Financial, Inc. has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in two ways. First, the complaint alleges that the company did not pay its agents overtime as required.