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Amazon Wins Hold in Delivery Drivers’ Pay Lawsuit

March 24, 2017, 3:18 PM

Amazon.com, Inc. won’t have to face its delivery drivers’ wage and hour claims until the fall of 2017 or later. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide if arbitration agreements that waive class actions are enforceable (Rittmann v. Amazon.com, Inc., 2017 BL 90916, W.D. Wash., No. 16-1554, stay granted 3/22/17).

A federal district court in the state of Washington March 22 put on hold a lawsuit in which drivers that Amazon classifies as independent contractors allege they’re actually employees protected by federal and state wage laws.

The drivers opposed Amazon’s motion to put their nationwide ...