3 Takeaways From 1st Circ.'s Amazon Delivery Driver Ruling

By Linda Chiem (July 20, 2020, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The First Circuit's finding that Amazon delivery drivers are exempt from mandatory arbitration clauses gives workers new ammunition to pursue employment-related court battles, spelling trouble for transportation, logistics and gig-economy companies that have banked on rigid contracts to derail class or collective disputes, experts say.

In a decisive win for workers running up against arbitration agreements, the First Circuit said Friday that a Massachusetts delivery driver who independently contracted with Inc. and Amazon Logistics Inc. to handle last-mile deliveries fit the definition of a transportation worker engaged in interstate commerce. Therefore, he could pursue his wage-and-hour action in court instead of being forced into...

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