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Could Recent Supreme Court Case Upend Gig Economy Arbitration Pacts?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 22 2019

My colleagues Andy Scott and Felix Digilov reported on last week’s Supreme Court decision that rejected a trucking company’s effort to force its


U.S. Supreme Court Says Federal Arbitration Act Does Not Apply to Independent Contractor Drivers
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2019

In a series of decisions over recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in employment


Courts favor the Federal Arbitration Act, but some workers are exempt.
  • Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC
  • USA
  • January 18 2019

In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, petitioner New Prime Inc. was an interstate trucking company, and respondent Dominic Oliveira was one of its drivers


MeToo on the Move: New Sexual Harassment Legislation May Impact Employers
  • Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
  • USA
  • January 18 2019

In the year or so since the MeToo and TimesUp movements shined a national media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, the issue has


2018 recap and 2019 forecast for federal law and the Supreme Court
  • Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • USA
  • January 18 2019

2018 was a relatively quiet year in federal employment law developments, but the stage is set for a much more active 2019. Below is a summary of


Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Doesn't Apply to Transportation Independent Contractors
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision inNew Prime Inc. v. Oliveira substantially impacts the arbitrability of independent contractor


Arbitration Roundup: Three Recent Cases Consider the Interpretation and Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2019

The Supreme Court and the Third Circuit decided three cases in the last week relating to the interpretation and enforceability of arbitration


High court finds independent contractor truck drivers excluded from FAA
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2019

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court found that truck drivers classified as independent contractors cannot be compelled to arbitrate


New Prime Decision Adds Uncertainty to Arbitration in the Transportation Industry
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New Prime v. Oliveira, No. 17-340 (Jan. 15, 2019), has added uncertainty to arbitration agreements in the


SCOTUS arbitration decision: Everything old is new again
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2019

The Court has delivered employers their first loss in an arbitration case in decades. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court held 8-0 in New Prime, Inc. v