Attorney General Letitia James announces $328M settlement for Uber and Lyft drivers

Attorney General settles with Uber, Lyft

New York Attorney General Letitia James has settled with Uber and Lyft. They will pay $328 million to settle allegations that they cheated drivers out of benefits.

Attorney General Letitia James announced two landmark settlements totaling $328 million with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft on Thursday.

The settlement officially resolves a multi-year investigation into the two companies for cheating drivers out of their hard earned money.

Drivers were also being denied benefits, which should have been available to them under New York Labor Laws.

Uber will pay employees $290 million, while Lyft will be covering the other $38 million.

Both current and former employees of these companies can also file a claim to receive any funds they are owed.

Notices regarding the distribution of these settlements are being delivered to drivers by mail, email and/or text message. Details on the settlement can also be found on the Attorney General’s website.