Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber quoted in Law360 article on reforming arbitration law in light of the gig economy

October 4, 2021

Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber, associate in the firm’s Employment Department, was quoted in a Law360 article on Sept. 24, 2021. The article, “Judge Pushes To Update Arbitration Law For 21st Century,” unpacks a decision made by a Third Circuit judge which urges Congress to revamp a 96-year-old federal law provisions exempting certain transportation workers from workplace arbitration clauses given the uptick in “gig economy” drivers in the era of phone app-based deliveries.

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From the article:

“‘I think he’s clearly calling on Congress to take legislative action. But until that happens he’s sharing his views on how the current law should be interpreted,’ says Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber, an employment law attorney with Sherin & Lodgen LLP.

… ‘The fact that Judge Matey authored different opinions showed he wanted to give the lower court practical instruction, but also ‘has a bone to pick’ with respect to Section 1, Bogin-Farber told Law360, adding that it’s the first time she’s ever read a decision featuring two opinions by the same judge. As for the reason for the two different takes, Bogin-Farber surmised that ‘the judge had something he really wanted to say that perhaps the other member of the majority was not on board with.'”