Amazon Tells 9th Circ. Its Drivers Aren't Transpo Workers

Law360 (October 22, 2019, 7:08 PM EDT) -- Amazon has told the Ninth Circuit that delivery drivers do not qualify as transportation workers who are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act, saying the plain meaning of “interstate commerce” excludes the drivers suing to gain employee status.

Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Logistics Inc. filed a reply brief urging the federal appeals court to push into arbitration a proposed collective action alleging the e-commerce giant misclassified drivers as independent contractors and shorted them on pay, saying the drivers have twisted up the relevant statute and case law to justify keeping their Fair Labor Standards Act suit in court.

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