The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a trial court order denying an employer’s motion to compel arbitration of a wage dispute under the arbitration clause contained in the plaintiffs’ Confidentiality/Non-Compete Agreement. The plaintiff employees brought suit against their employer, an oil-rig servicer, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Oklahoma Protection of Labor Act. The employer moved to compel arbitration under a provision in the parties’ non-compete agreements. The plaintiffs argued – successfully to the trial court – that the wage disputes did not come within the purview of the arbitration provision, which, although in an agreement that related mostly to non-compete and confidentiality issues, nevertheless contained a broad clause mandating arbitration of “any dispute.” The Tenth Circuit noted that, while the scope of the parties’ contract was narrow, the scope of the arbitration provision was broad, and that, under the Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, and the broad federal policy favoring arbitration embodied in the FAA, it was constrained to enforce the agreement. It remanded with instructions to compel arbitration. Sanchez v. Nitro-Lift Technologies, LLC, Nos. 12-7046 and 12-7057 (10th Cir. Aug. 8, 2014).