Bloomberg Law
May 22, 2018, 1:06 PM

Supreme Court Warms Up ‘Thousands’ of Frozen Worker Claims

Ben Penn

• High court finds mandatory arbitration can resolve workplace disputes • Landmark ruling impacts potentially thousands of ongoing lawsuits • Impacted cases involve Amazon, Grubhub, Uber

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements suddenly hits play on numerous paused lawsuits by workers against their bosses.

Attorneys estimate that anywhere from hundreds to thousands of federal and state lawsuits or arbitration claims were on hold, awaiting the May 21 landmarkruling. In many of those cases—including wage-hour complaints against tech giants Uber, Grubhub, and Amazon—judges agreed to halt the lawsuits, pending the outcome ...

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