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October 30, 2015

Lawsuits Against Uber May Hinge on Arbitration Agreements

The lawsuits against Uber Technologies over the way the company “classifies, pays and vets” its 300,000 drivers may hinge on the arbitration agreements the drivers sign when they agree to work with the ride-sharing company.

“In the agreement all Uber drivers must sign to start work, the company asks workers to agree to resolve disputes through arbitration rather than the courts, and bars them from joining class-action suits against the company,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “Though drivers can opt out, an overwhelming majority sign on, and Uber is now fighting a series of court decisions that question the validity of its arbitration policies.”

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