CH Robinson's Arbitration Pacts Stall OT Class Outreach

Law360 (March 21, 2019, 8:08 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has tentatively blocked a C.H. Robinson worker from notifying colleagues who signed arbitration agreements of her proposed overtime misclassification collective action, citing a recent Fifth Circuit ruling that such workers typically can’t join group litigation.

U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman on Wednesday denied without prejudice Taryn Dietrich’s bid to conditionally certify her suit and notify potential class members of their claims. Judge Guzman gave Dietrich until March 27 to say whether she will cut from her proposed collective those workers whose arbitration pacts C.H. Robinson says bar them from joining the suit. If she opts to include them,...

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