Amazon Flex Drivers Not Forced to Arbitrate Says 9th Cir.
Yesterday, a panel majority for the Ninth Cir. agreed that Amazon Flex drivers didn't have to physically cross state lines to fit the definition of a transportation worker who is exempt from arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. The panel reasoned that the drivers "delivered packaged goods that are shipped from around the country and which are delivered to consumers untransformed."
Counsel for the delivery drivers stated that she looked forward to pursuing the case as a national class action on behalf of Amazon drivers seeking employee status and the full wages they are owed. Last month, the First Circuit also rejected Amazon's bid to force arbitration in a case involving a Massachusetts Amazon Flex driver.
The opinion can be found here: https://www.law360.com/articles/1302685/attachments/0.
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