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New Prime Decision Adds Uncertainty to Arbitration in the Transportation Industry

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 transportation industry by holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) § 1 exception covers both employees and independent contractors of a trucking company. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, … Continue Reading

California Court Finds Meal and Rest Break Requirements Preempted

Court Washes Out Meal and Rest Break Claims for Class of Whirlpool Drivers and Installers Tired of the stains those pesky meal and rest break requirements leave on your California operations? If your business is a motor carrier covered by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (“FAAA Act”), some power to help clean … Continue Reading
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