We have filed a lawsuit against Handy on behalf of cleaners and repairmen who allege that Handy underpaid them. According to the lawsuit, California labor law requires Handy to pay its cleaners and repairmen for off-the-clock work, including travel time between jobs and any hours worked beyond what was ‘scheduled.’ The lawsuit complaint also says that Handy’s workers are entitled to overtime pay and reimbursement of business expenses, including mileage and cleaning supplies.
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Handy Lawsuit: on behalf of cleaners, repairman, installers
Handy is an app that sends out its service professionals to peoples’ homes for things like home cleaning and home repair. Handy pays their service professionals by the job. Each job is scheduled to last a certain amount of time. So if your rate under Handy’s system is $15/hour, and the job is scheduled to last for three hours, you will be paid $45.
Because Handy pays by the job, rather than by actual time worked, Handy is not paying their service professionals for overtime, travel time between jobs, any missed meal and rest breaks, or expenses (like cleaning supplies and transportation). This is illegal!, according to the lawsuit complaint.
Under California employment law, employees must be paid for all hours worked and must be reimbursed for business expenses. The current reimbursement rate for mileage is supposed to 58 cents per mile.
Handy Lawsuit- Current Case Status
Handy recently argued that we could not proceed with our class action lawsuit in court and tried to move our case into arbitration. The Court rejected Handy’s arguments and said that our case could remain in Court. However, Handy appealed the Court’s ruling and we are currently working on that appeal.
Attorneys for the Handy℠ Lawsuit
Gibbs Law Group is a California-based law firm committed to protecting the rights of clients nationwide who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. We represent individuals, whistleblowers, employees, and small businesses across the U.S. against the world’s largest corporations. Our award-winning lawyers have achieved landmark recoveries and over a billion dollars for our clients in high-stakes class action and individual cases involving consumer protection, data breach, digital privacy, and federal and California employment lawsuits. Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Class Action Attorneys Under 40,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Top Cybersecurity/ Privacy Attorneys Under 40.”
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