The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by the trucking company Swift Transportation to review a lower court ruling against the company involving independent contractor driver leases. reports the attorney representing drivers in the class action said had the court ruled otherwise, drivers who signed the independent contractor lease agreements would individually have to ask courts whether the contract they signed was an employment contract or whether the independent contractor lease agreement subject to arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act.

Daniel Getman of the law firm Getman & Sweeney told Landline, " “Clearly these drivers signed an agreement stating they were independent contractors, when in reality, they were employees of the company and had no control over their businesses.”

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