Bloomberg Law
Aug. 2, 2021, 4:03 PMUpdated: Aug. 2, 2021, 7:48 PM

Uber Drivers’ Sick Pay Battle Sent to Arbitration by 9th Cir. (2)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Uber Technologies Inc. drivers from Massachusetts must arbitrate claims that they should be classified as employees entitled to paid sick leave and other wage protections, the Ninth Circuit ruled, avoiding a circuit split on the issue.

The drivers don’t engage in interstate commerce and thus fall outside the scope of an exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in affirming a California federal judge’s May ruling in favor of Uber.

The majority of gig rides happen within state lines, meaning the drivers don’t qualify for the FAA’s provision that exempts transportation ...

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