Amazon Driver Gets Green Light To Appeal Arbitration Order

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 1:45 PM EDT) -- An Amazon delivery driver can pursue a fast-tracked appeal of an arbitration order in her suit alleging the e-commerce titan shorted her wages, meals and rest periods, a California federal judge said Thursday, adding that the Ninth Circuit should address whether a Federal Arbitration Act exemption covers the driver.

U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney certified her June arbitration order, allowing plaintiff Yolanda Champion to seek an interlocutory appeal with the Ninth Circuit on the question of whether Champion fits the FAA’s Section 1 exemption for transportation workers.

Section 1 of the FAA exempts from arbitration “contracts of employment of seamen,...

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