Supreme Court Rules 8-0 for Transportation Workers

The US Supreme Court has ruled in New Prime Trucking that transportation workers in interstate commerce are exempt from The Federal Arbitration Act, this includes Seamen.

Employers cannot compel transportation employees to arbitrate their claims instead of going to court.

I have occasionally signed employment agreements that contain arbitration clauses, but have always assumed they were unenforceable.

This decision is good news for mariners.


Wow. 8-0 with Kavanaugh recused (since he joined the court after the arguments were presented).

That is good news.