US Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Arbitration Exemption for Transportation Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide whether an exemption from mandatory arbitration of employment-related legal claims for transportation workers is limited only to employees of companies in the transportation industry.

The court granted a petition by Neal Bissonnette, a former delivery driver for LePage Bakeries Park St. LLC, for review of an appeals court ruling that said an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) did not apply to him because he worked in the bakery industry…

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