February 27, 2018 / 12:29 AM / 25 days ago

Supreme Court accepts case on employment arbitration in transportation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would consider whether a federal law requiring the enforcement of arbitration agreements applies to independent contractors in the transportation industry.

The justices agreed to hear Missouri-based trucking company New Prime Inc’s challenge to a 2016 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that such contractors fall under the Federal Arbitration Act’s exemption for transportation workers with employment contracts.

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