Uber Rips NJ Driver's Bid To Bypass Arbitration In Wage Fight

By Linda Chiem (July 26, 2021, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Uber told a New Jersey federal judge Friday that a federal carveout for interstate transportation workers doesn't shield a driver from having to arbitrate his wage and hour claims against the ride-hailing giant, and moreover, that the driver knowingly agreed to Uber's valid arbitration provision.

Uber Technologies Inc. filed a reply brief supporting its renewed motion to compel arbitration, arguing that ride-hail or rideshare drivers nationwide do not belong to a "class of workers" who play a crucial enough role in the interstate movement of passengers or goods to fall within the Federal Arbitration Act's Section 1 exemption.

Furthermore, driver Jaswinder...

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