Frequently Asked Questions

Basic Information

Why did I receive this notice?

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.

What Is This Lawsuit About?

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.

What is a Class Action, and who is involved?

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.

Who is included in the Settlement?

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.

What does the Settlement provide?

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.

How are the payments calculated?

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.


How do I submit a claim?

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.

When do I need to submit a Claim Form to be part of this Settlement?

The deadline to submit a valid claim form is November 2, 2021.

What if I do not turn in a Claim Form?

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.

What if I lost or misplaced my electronic or physical notice with the Claimant ID and Control Number?

If you lost or misplaced your Claimant ID and Control Number you may contact the Settlement Administrator at

How do I exclude myself from the Settlement (Opt-Out)?

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, 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

What is the deadline to exclude myself from the Settlement (Opt-Out)?

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.

When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Settlement?

The Final Approval Hearing is on November 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You do NOT have to attend the hearing.

What if the Settlement does not get approved?

If the court denies approval of the Settlement no Settlement payments will be made.


When can I expect my Settlement payment?

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.

How can I receive my Settlement payment?

You can receive your Settlement Payment electronically via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle or by paper check sent through the mail.

What happens if I submit a claim by mail, but want to receive the Settlement payment electronically?

You can only receive an electronic payment by submitting your claim on the website at Online Claim Form

How do I receive a Settlement payment if I submitted a claim by mail?

A paper check will be sent to the address you provided on your Claim Form if you submitted a timely valid claim.

What if I want to receive my Settlement payment electronically?

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.

What if I need to update my address or contact information?

To update your address or contact information please contact the Settlement Administrator by email at

Will my Settlement payment be reported to the IRS?

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.