Ninth Circuit Concludes Domino’s Drivers Are Exempt From FAA

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded that the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for “workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce” applied to drivers and precluded their employer from compelling arbitration because, even though the drivers only drove within a single state, they were “the last leg” of a chain of interstate commerce.

Third parties ship supplies for pizzas, including supplies from outside California, to Domino’s Southern California supply chain center. At the supply center, Domino’s employees prepare the supplies for distribution to Domino’s franchisees in Southern California, and “D&S drivers,” who are Domino’s employees, then deliver the supplies…

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