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Arbitration Agreements

NLRB Expands Scope of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
August 16, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has now addressed the use of mandatory arbitration agreements following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis.
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Arbitration Agreement May Not Restrict Access to NLRB Processes
June 19, 2019
In a rare unanimous decision, on a closely-watched issue, from all four sitting members of an ideologically-divided National Labor Relations Board, the Board ruled that an employer’s arbitration agreement unlawfully restricted employee access to the Board and its processes.
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Requiring Employees to Arbitrate Claims Can Keep Employers Out of Court
February 12, 2019
Arbitration agreements require individuals to litigate their disputes before an arbitrator instead of in court in front of a jury.  Some believe that a sympathetic plaintiff can sway a jury.
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One! Two! Three! Four! What Do You Say We’re Fighting For? Arbitration!
January 31, 2019
Below are some requirements that must be satisfied to ensure that your employment disputes will be decided by an arbitrator.
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Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Employment Arbitration Clauses
May 21, 2018
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding the validity of arbitration clauses in individual employment contracts.
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New York State Appeals Court Finds Employee Class Action Waivers Unenforceable
August 8, 2017
Employers will recall that the NLRB has repeatedly held that mandatory arbitration agreements barring employees from participation in class, collective, and representative actions unlawfully interfere with employees’ right to engage in protected, concerted activity regarding their terms and conditions of employment under the NLRA.
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