You have received a notice because Postmates’ records indicate that you are a Settlement Class Member. The notice is designed to inform you of how you can claim a share of the Settlement payment or opt out and exclude yourself from the Settlement.
Plaintiffs claim they and others who used the Postmates platform to accept or complete deliveries have been improperly classified as independent contractors by Postmates. Postmates denies Plaintiffs’ allegations and instead contends that those who used the Postmates platform to accept or complete deliveries were correctly classified as independent contractors.
Plaintiffs allege those who delivered through the Postmates platform have been improperly classified as independent contractors by Postmates.
Postmates denies they have done anything wrong and believes those who used the Postmates platform to accept or complete deliveries were correctly classified as independent contractors. The court has not decided if Postmates has done anything wrong.
In a class action lawsuit, one or more people called class representatives, sue on behalf of others who have similar claims. All of the people who have similar claims together are “class members” if the class is certified by the Court.
Individual class members do not have to file a lawsuit to participate in the class action Settlement or be bound by the judgment in the class action.
The Rimler v. Postmates Inc. Settlement includes:
Any and all individuals who entered into an agreement with Postmates to use the Postmates platform as an independent contractor to offer delivery services to customers, and used the Postmates platform as an independent contractor courier to accept or complete at least one delivery in California between June 3, 2017, and January 1, 2021.
The Settlement Fund is $32,000,000. After certain deductions are made, this will be the source for payments to Class Members who timely submit a valid Claim Form.
Payments will be calculated proportionally based on estimated miles driven while completing deliveries through the Postmates application. No one who submits a valid Claim Form will receive a payment less than $10.
The easiest way to submit a claim is electronically here on the website Online Claim Form. You will need your unique Claimant ID and Control Number that was sent to you by email or mail.
The deadline to submit a valid claim form is November 2, 2021.
If you do not submit a valid Claim Form by November 2, 2021 you will give up rights that you may have, if any, to pursue claims against Postmates and you will also not receive payment.
If you lost or misplaced your Claimant ID and Control Number you may contact the Settlement Administrator at email@example.com.
If you do not want to be bound by the Settlement and release of claims against Postmates, you may submit a written Request for Exclusion or “Opt-Out” from the Settlement to the Settlement Administrator postmarked no later than November 2, 2021.
To request exclusions, you must submit a written request to the Claims Administrator and it must include: (1) a clear statement that you wish to be excluded from the settlement in the Rimler v. Postmates class action; (2) your name (and former names, if any), address, and telephone number; and (3) your signature (or the signature of your legally-authorized representative). Mail your request to Rimler v. Postmates, Inc., P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799. Alternatively you may email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, which must be made from your email address used to sign up on the Postmates platform, and your typed name at the end of the email shall constitute your ‘signature.
Alternatively, you may email your request to email@example.com.
If you want to file an exclusion (opt-out) to the proposed Settlement, you must do so in writing on or before November 2, 2021.
The Final Approval Hearing is on November 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You do NOT have to attend the hearing.
If the court denies approval of the Settlement no Settlement payments will be made.
If the Court approves the Settlement, and you have filed a timely valid claim, payments are estimated to be made around Spring 2022. However, please know there can be delays, so this is an estimated date only.
You can receive your Settlement Payment electronically via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle or by paper check sent through the mail.
You can only receive an electronic payment by submitting your claim on the website at Online Claim Form
A paper check will be sent to the address you provided on your Claim Form if you submitted a timely valid claim.
To receive a Settlement payment electronically you are required to submit a Claim Form online. The Settlement payment can be sent out via PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. On the electronic Claim Form you must provide your email address, phone number and select your preferred electronic payment method.
To update your address or contact information please contact the Settlement Administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you file a timely claim and your payment is $600 or more, your Settlement payment will be reported to the applicable governmental authorities on IRS Forms 1099. You are solely responsible to pay all taxes, interest and penalties on all Settlement payments you receive. Neither the Parties, their counsel, the Settlement Administrator, nor the Court is providing you with any tax or financial advice. You should consult with your accountant or tax preparer with any questions regarding your Settlement payment.