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Amazon Drivers’ Wage Claims Consolidated in Washington

Aug. 21, 2019, 2:05 PM

Amazon.com Inc. will have to defend class action claims that it failed to pay Massachusetts delivery drivers minimum wage in Washington state, the District of Massachusetts said.

A clause in the employment contract requiring binding arbitration of disputes under the Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t apply, the court said.

The drivers are exempt from the FAA arbitration clause because they’re engaged in interstate commerce, the court said.

Even if the drivers don’t cross state lines, they’re “indispensable parts” of Amazon’s interstate delivery system, the court said.

But the court granted Amazon’s request to transfer the claims to the Western District of ...

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