Johnmohammadi v. Bloomingdale’s, Inc. (Ninth Circuit)
Plaintiff Fatemeh Johnmohammadi brought a putative class action against Bloomingdales under California law, seeking to recover unpaid overtime wages. The district court granted Bloomingdales’s motion to compel arbitration on the basis of the arbitration clause found in Johnmohammadi’s employment agreement. Johnmohammadi appealed, arguing that the arbitration agreement was invalid as a matter of federal labor law. On appeal before the Ninth Circuit, we represented the Chamber of Commerce of the United States as amicus curiae seeking affirmance. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment.