Case: Wage & Hour/Arbitration (S.D. Fla.)

April 6, 2021, 5:05 PM

A “route driver” for a “prescription medication courier service” in Florida must arbitrate his unpaid overtime wages claim pursuant to an arbitration clause in an independent contractor agreement that he entered into with the service, a federal district court in Florida said. The agreement is valid and enforceable and his argument that he fell within the Federal Arbitration Act’s exclusion for “any other class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce” failed because he only made local deliveries and he didn’t show that the medications and devices that he delivered—while manufactured outside of Florida—were still in the stream of...

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