Former Iowa Taco Bell worker wins at U.S. Supreme Court in wage-theft lawsuit
BPC Staff May 24, 2022 | 3:26 pm
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Des Moines Register: The U.S. Supreme Court sided unanimously Monday with a former Iowa worker who sued her employer, a Taco Bell franchisee, for wage theft. Robyn Morgan’s 2018 lawsuit against Michigan-based Sundance Inc. has been tied up for years over the question of whether the company waited too long to invoke a contract clause mandating private arbitration of the claim. The decision by the nation’s highest court holds that lower courts wrongly ruled in Sundance’s favor and clarifies how courts nationwide should interpret and enforce similar arbitration clauses. Monday’s decision overturns a previous 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decision allowing the company to force her into arbitration. The appellate court now will have to reconsider with the new guidance what the ultimate venue for Morgan’s complaint should be.