Uber Arbitration Clauses Unenforceable, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (October 13, 2016, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Uber Technologies Inc. drivers seeking to affirm a district court's invalidation of thousands of arbitration agreements after certifying a megaclass of drivers accusing the ride-hailing giant of misclassifying them as independent contractors told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that federal labor law bars the agreements' enforcement.

The drivers said that Uber's arbitration clauses are invalid because the drivers' employment agreements contain class waivers that violate the National Labor Relations Act. They argued that even though the arbitration agreements contain opt-out clauses, they are buried deep within the language of the employment agreement, and unfairly require drivers to send Uber a written...

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