New York State Lyft and Uber Settlement Information
In a win for New York’s Uber and Lyft drivers, New York State Attorney General Tish James has announced a settlement with the companies that will provide millions of dollars in back pay for certain drivers as well as new benefits, including sick pay, for all current NY Uber and Lyft drivers.
Attorney General Information Page: https://ag.ny.gov/lyft-uber-settlement
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What is the NY Uber & Lyft settlement?
Lyft and Uber agreed to a settlement with the Office of the New York State Attorney General after a multi-year investigation into both companies that found they withheld hard-earned pay from drivers and prevented drivers from receiving valuable benefits.
The settlement does two things:
1) Provides $328 million in back payments to Uber and Lyft drivers who provided New York State trips between 2014 and 2017.
2) Requires new benefits and support for all workers who currently drive for Lyft or Uber in New York State.
Who qualifies for settlement payments?
If you completed at least one Uber or Lyft trip in New York State between the following dates, you may qualify for payment.
- Lyft drivers: between October 11, 2015, and July 31, 2017
- Uber drivers: between November 10, 2014 through May 22, 2017
The Attorney General is working with Lyft and Uber to create a list of drivers who may qualify. You will be able to file a claim online beginning no later than March 1, 2024.
Learn more about qualifications and the settlement here: https://ag.ny.gov/lyft-uber-settlement
What new benefits and support will current drivers receive?
New benefits will include:
- Paid sick leave
- Minimum payments for rides in New York State that are not already covered by New York City’s TLC minimum driver pay rules.
- Chat support for drivers in the Uber and Lyft apps
- And more.
Find more information on the NY Uber and Lyft settlement at the following official links:
Information from NY Attorney General’s office on the settlement: Lyft and Uber Settlement | New York State Attorney General
- Information for Lyft Drivers: Lyft NY AG Settlement
- Information for Uber Drivers: NYAG v Uber Settlement
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Following the recent settlement between the NY Attorney General and Uber & Lyft, we strongly caution against sharing your personal information with anyone who claims to assist in filing for compensation. IDG will never call you for your social security information, bank account number, routing information or conduct wire transfers. The claims process has not started as of November 2023, but the IDG will notify you when you can begin filing a claim. You will be able to file a claim online beginning no later than February 29, 2024.
If anyone calls you related to the settlement, your IDG membership, Drivers Benefits, or The Black Car Fund workers’ compensation, and you are concerned it may be a scam, please feel free to hang up and reach out on any of our official numbers to verify before providing any information: