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Case: Wage & Hour/Arbitration (W.D. Ky.)

March 26, 2020, 8:24 PM

A Kentucky federal district court won’t dismiss or compel arbitration of the state wage and hour claims of a putative class action brought on behalf of a group of convenience store employees, even though the company’s employee handbook states that workers agree to Alternative Dispute Resolution as a forum or means of resolving disputes and gives arbitration or mediation as examples of ADR. The ADR provision in the employee handbook doesn’t qualify as an agreement to “arbitrate” under the Federal Arbitration Act because an agreement to ADR isn’t an agreement to arbitration, the handbook language indicates that arbitration or mediation...

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