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Domino’s Gets a Hand From Supreme Court in Pay Fight

   

   

Photographer: Sean Proctor/Bloomberg

The US Supreme Court took up a wage lawsuit against Domino’s Pizza LLC by ingredient delivery drivers seeking to clarify which workers are engaged in interstate commerce and thus exempt from mandatory arbitration, solely for the purpose of sending the case back to the lower court.

The justices’ decision Monday vacated a December 2021 ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that the drivers qualify for a federal law carveout from arbitration agreements because they deliver out-of-state products from Domino’s centralized California depot to franchise stores across the state.