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Arbitration Agreements Must Not Restrict Employees’ Access to the NLRB

Broad arbitration agreements that cover “all claims or controversies” and do not explicitly carve out the right of employees to file charges with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) may be unlawful, under a recent NLRB decision.

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Supreme Court Limits Class Action Arbitrations

Courts may not compel employers to arbitrate class actions—i.e., cases where several individuals collectively assert claims against their employer—unless the underlying arbitration agreement clearly authorizes class arbitrations, the Supreme Court recently held.

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Class-Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

The Supreme Court ruled this week that class-action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful. The much-anticipated Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis decision provides clarity to employers nationwide, who previously were required to navigate a patchwork of various state, federal, and agency rules concerning the use of class-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

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Arbitration Agreements Under Fire in the #MeToo Era

In the wake of the #MeToo environment, legislators in several states and in Congress have taken aim at arbitration agreements as they apply to claims of sexual harassment in the workplace.  Additionally, all 56 attorneys general recently sent a letter to Congress asking it to prevent employers from requiring that sexual harassment claims be resolved through arbitration.

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