App-based gig workers in California, such as Uber and Lyft drivers, may be entitled to significant compensation due to an overlooked clause in their compensation rules. Senior contributor Sergio Avedian and driver Pablo Gomez discovered that drivers should receive a few cents per mile driven, according to the law. However, these adjustments were not made, resulting in potential claims for billions of miles driven by approximately 1.4 million gig workers in California.
When Avedian and Gomez contacted California Treasurer Fiona Ma, who was responsible for publishing the adjustments, they were met with excuses related to Proposition 22 litigation. However, legal scholars confirmed that Prop. 22 was indeed the law, indicating oversight or ignorance on the part of the Treasurer’s office.
Avedian managed to recover $300 for his part-time driving, indicating that if the same amount were multiplied by a million drivers, it would amount to $300 million. Other drivers also received significant sums from companies like Uber and Lyft, with estimates suggesting that the total owed could reach hundreds of millions of dollars.
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