Supreme Court Issues Decisions Pertaining to Arbitrability of Disputes Under FAA

In the recent New Prime Inc. v. Dominic Oliveira decision, the United States Supreme Court issued a rare refusal to send a dispute to arbitration, interpreting an exception under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) that will have a major impact in the labor and employment context. The case concerned whether Plaintiff, a trucker who brought a wage dispute for unpaid wages against his employer and who alleged that he was an employee misclassified as an independent contractor, was required to arbitrate his claims pursuant to his contract with Defendant. In an opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court held that an exception to the arbitrability of disputes that is set forth in Section

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