Uber underpaid its New York City drivers and probably owes them $45 million
Another day, another Uber scandal: Uber underpaid its New York City drivers for two-and-a-half years and probably owes them “tens of millions,” according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
The ride-hailing giant took a higher cut of drivers’ earnings than it was supposed to after a November 2014 nationwide driver agreement. The company had agreed to take a commission of about 25 percent from drivers, calculated without including taxes and fees as part of drivers’ earnings. Uber instead determined its own commission from full fares, including sales tax and a local injury compensation fund fee, taking more money from