Ex-Domino's Workers Must Arbitrate No-Poach Antitrust Suit

Law360 (October 25, 2019, 10:56 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge said on Friday that former Domino's Pizza Inc. workers will have to arbitrate their claims that the pizza chain made its franchises promise not to hire each other's employees, then misled the public to believe no such agreement existed.

U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts said both named plaintiffs in the proposed class action had signed contracts that contained clauses forcing them to resolve employment-related disputes through arbitration.

One of the plaintiffs, Harvey Blanton, had an explicit delegation clause written into his contract, while the other plaintiff, Derek Piersing, signed a contract citing the rules of the...

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