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On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the trucking company, New Prime, Inc., cannot compel arbitration in a class action case, alleging that it failed to pay independent contractors, working as truck driver apprentices, the proper minimum wage, holding that Congress meant to exempt all transportation workers from the Federal Arbitration Act. The Supreme Court affirmed a ruling of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that the truck drivers’ action under the Fair Labor Standards Act could proceed in court, holding that an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act for interstate transportation workers, applied to all such workers, whether they are classified as independent contractors or employees.