SCOTUS Rules Wage and Hour Claims Exempted From Arbitration

Arbitration Not Required On Interstate Commerce Matters --- Will Dynamex Be Extended As Well?

In a decision sure to send shock waves throughout the Mortgage Field Services Industry, the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that Wage and Hour Claims are exempted from arbitration. On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, a case concerning the enforceability of arbitration agreements. Specifically, SCOTUS applied the Federal Arbitration Act’s Transportation Workers Exclusion to Independent Contractors. The ramifications are monumental in that first, the New . . .

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