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Uber admits underpaying New York City drivers by millions of dollars23 May 3:59pm

Uber admits underpaying New York City drivers by millions of dollars

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Tens of thousands of drivers are eligible for a refund, after company admits it took too much commission from drivers’ fares for two-and-a-half years Uber will pay New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars after admitting to underpaying them for two-and-a-half years by taking a larger cut of drivers’ fares than it was entitled. Under the terms of service the ride-hailing company put in place in November 2014, Uber was supposed to take its percentage of the commission – ranging between 20 and 25% – after deducting sales tax and a local fee to fund benefits for injured drivers. Instead, the company calculated its commission on the gross fare, resulting in more money for Uber and less for drivers.
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