Locke Lord’s Richard Reibstein Quoted in Business Insurance on Implications of SCOTUS Decision Exempting Independent Contractor Truck Drivers From Federal Arbitration

January 22, 2019

Richard Reibstein, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Labor and Employment Practice in New York and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Practice, was quoted in a Business Insurance article examining the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that independent contractor truck drivers are exempt from arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. Reibstein noted the ruling was not as significant as some have commented saying: “The only application long-term for this decision is that those individuals who are employees in the transportation industry will have their cases heard in court, but only if the company does not try to move the case to arbitration under state law.”

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