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DoorDash Driver Must Arbitrate Wage, Overtime Claims

Oct. 2, 2019, 3:58 PM

The food delivery company DoorDash Inc. may compel arbitration in a driver’s proposed wage and overtime class action, a Massachusetts federal court ruled.

Judge Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected driver Darnell Austin’s argument that he was a transportation worker exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.

Austin alleged that DoorDash failed to pay him minimum wage and overtime. DoorDash moved to dismiss the claims and compel arbitration under the FAA. There is a mutual arbitration provision in DoorDash’s employment agreement, which Austin accepted when he logged into the DoorDash mobile application to begin...

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