Yelp Reviewers Want to be Paid
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Reviewers sued Yelp in a federal class action, claiming the online review service owes them wages and expenses for doing "the exact same work" that Yelp's paid employees do.
Lead plaintiff Lily Jeung claims that she and the putative class "perform the exact same work" posting reviews as many of Yelp's paid workers perform, but they aren't paid a dime for it.
"This is a lawsuit merely to provide the wages to all writers of Yelp and not just the ones which Yelp, Inc. chooses to pay in wages," the complaint states.
It's the second class action complaint against Yelp this week in California courts. On Wednesday, shareholders accused its top three executives of dumping more than $20 million of their own shares at prices inflated by false and misleading statements.
Jeung et al. are represented by Daniel Bernath, of Tigard, Ore.