In Win For Workers, Justices Nix Trucking Co. Arbitration Bid

Law360 (January 15, 2019, 10:32 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that trucking company New Prime Inc. cannot compel arbitration in a class action alleging it failed to pay independent contractor truck-driver apprentices the proper minimum wage, saying transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce, including those classified as independent contractors, are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.

The justices affirmed a First Circuit ruling that cleared the path for truck driver Dominic Oliveira’s Fair Labor Standards Act suit against New Prime to proceed in court, after determining that an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act for interstate transportation workers applies to all such workers whether they’re...

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