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The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Ruling in Southwest Airlines v. Saxon: More Questions Left than Answers

Introduction and Unanswered Questions             Airplane cargo loaders and ramp supervisors are now able to bring a claim for overtime pay in court, rather than being forced into arbitration.  In a unanimous 8-0 ruling, the Supreme Court adopted a broad interpretation of the Section 1 exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon (“Southwest Airlines”).             Latrice Saxon (“Saxon”) is a ramp supervisor for Southwest Airlines.  Her job duties included...

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Arbitration Conversation No. 76: Prof. Steven Shapiro, American University Washington College of Law

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Prof. Steven Shapiro from the American University, Washington College of Law. Prof. Shapiro is the founder and Director of the Hospitality & Tourism Law program, and he is a Senior Affiliate in the Program on Law & Government and teaches Construction Law.

By Steven Shapiro, Amy Schmitz

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