Barella Quoted on Potential Transportation Industry Impact of SCOTUS Case

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Barella Quoted on Potential Transportation Industry Impact of SCOTUS Case

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Partner Derek Barella was quoted on the oral arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a case that will decide whether independent contractors are exempt from arbitration requirements under the Federal Arbitration Act and whether that exemption covers the growing number of truck drivers who are considered independent contractors and not employees.

Derek said that the Court’s final ruling is likely to have a broad impact for employers in the transportation industry.

“There is a pretty substantial and growing number of independent contractors in the transportation sector and a lot of those businesses rely on arbitration to resolve disputes,” he said.

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