New York Attorney General Letitia James, in January, joined industry advocates and for-hire vehicle (FHV) drivers from across New York City to announce new details of her office’s historic $328 million settlements with Uber and Lyft for what she called “cheating drivers out of fair pay for years.” More than 100,000 drivers across the state stand to receive back pay and other benefits afforded to them under these settlements. Beginning March 1, drivers will be able to apply for settlement funds and start receiving other benefits, like paid sick leave, proper hiring and earnings notices, and other improvements in drivers’ working conditions.

Attorney General James announced the two landmark settlements in November. Uber will pay $290 million and Lyft will pay $38 million into two separate settlement funds, which will be entirely distributed to current and former drivers.

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Source: Office of the New York State Attorney General

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