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U.S. Supreme Court

Apr. 17, 2024

Bissonnette: The Supreme Court grabs the wheel on the "transportation worker" exemption

The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the scope of the “transportation worker” exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act - a decision that narrows the scope of the exemption and emphasizes that it should not be interpreted with a sweeping, open-ended construction.

Philip I. Person

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Phone: (415) 655-1311


Bailey McCabe Hashim

Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP


In recent years, courts, employment counsel, employers, and employees have all been vexed to answer the question: what is the scope of the "transportation worker" exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)? The U.S. Supreme Court has taken a step towards answering that question in its recently published opinion in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St., LLC. The main issue before the Court was whether a worker that is a...

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