$8.75M Postmates Couriers Misclassification Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

Class members of the Postmates Couriers Misclassification Settlement includes “couriers who used the Postmates mobile application to complete at least one delivery to customers in the United States on dates up to and including June 2, 2017.”

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Settlement Amount

  • $8,750,000.00

Estimated Award

  • Varies

The actual amount to be paid to each courier will depend on how many valid claims are received; however, it is anticipated that the settlement will provide compensation as follows:

  • Class Members in California will receive approximately $.14 per mile
  • Class Members in Massachusetts will receive approximately $.20 per mile
  • Class Members in New York and Washington, D.C. will receive approximately $.10 per mile
  • Class Members elsewhere in the country will receive approximately $.07 per mile

Class members can find detailed information on the number of miles driven (according to Postmates’ records) on their individual Settlement Notice.

Proof of Purchase

  • Claimants must provide their Claimant ID and Verification Number as they appear on their individual Settlement Notice. If you did not receive a individual Settlement Notice and believe you should be included in this class action settlement, please contact the Settlement Administrator.

Claim Form

  • class action lawsuits

Postmates Couriers Misclassification Settlement Notes

  • Singer, et al. v. Postmates, Inc.
  • Case No. 4:15-cv-01284-JSW
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In 2015, seven named plaintiffs filed a collective nationwide class action lawsuit asserting that Postmates, Inc. misclassified couriers who made deliveries using the Postmates app as independent contractors. The plaintiffs say by classifying their couriers as independent contractors, Postmates violated various federal minimum wage and overtime time laws, as well as several state labor laws and California and Massachusetts expense reimbursement law.

Postmates denies these allegations and contends that couriers who made deliveries using the Postmates app are correctly classified as independent contractors but have agreed to settle the case for $8.75 million to avoid the risk of trial.

From this settlement fund, amounts will be deducted for attorneys fees and court costs, up to one-quarter of the total settlement, incentive payments to each of the seven named plaintiffs and 34 other couriers who participated in the case, up to $57,000 and settlement administration costs for approximately $480,000. The settlement also mandates that Postmates pay the State of California a $75,000 PAGA penalty.

The remaining $6,130,000 will be distributed to Class Members who submit valid and timely claims. Complete details are provided in the Settlement Agreement. The Settlement Agreement and other related documents are available on the Postmates Courier Settlement website.

Class members who wish to exclude themselves or object to the terms of the Postmates Courier Misclassification must do so by February 6, 2018. Class members who wish to submit a claim for payment must do so by February 6, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 2/6/18: Claim Filing Deadline
  • 2/6/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 4/20/18: Final Approval Hearing at 9:00 am PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check Postmates Courier Settlement website to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Singer v. Postmates, c/o GCG, PO Box 10451, Dublin, OH 43017-4051
  • Phone: 1-855-629-0735
  • Email: info@PostmatesCourierSettlement.com

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

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