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Yelp reviewers are suing to get paid

– 1 day ago @ fastcompany.com: A group of hard-working Yelp reviewers think they deserve minimum wage (at least!) for all the free labor they have put into judging local establishments, and have filed a class action lawsuit against the review site. Reading through their reviews …

– 1 hour ago @ eater.com: According to the suit, Yelp has “devised a system of cult-like rewards and disciplines to motivate” writers in lieu of monetary compensation, including “trinkets, badges, titles, praise, social promotion, free liquor, free food, and free promotional …

– 3 hours ago @ finance.yahoo.com: In a class action lawsuit, Yelp reviewers demand wages, reimbursement of expenditures, and damages. 

– 3 hours ago @ businessinsider.com: The suit argues that since Yelp’s business model and success is dependent on its over 42 million user-submitted reviews, the company technically employs those users and should fork over some cash (wages, reimbursement of expenditures, and damages).

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