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Boston cabdrivers sue city and fleet owners

Argue they should be employees Plaintiffs seek class-action status

Two cabdrivers have filed a lawsuit against the City of Boston and private taxi fleet operators, accusing them of wrongly classifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, failing to pay minimum wages and overtime, and forcing them to cover expenses associated with their jobs.

The plaintiffs, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court, are seeking class-action status on behalf of hundreds of shift drivers who make up the vast majority of licensed cabdrivers in Boston.

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