Arbitration Agreements Waiving Class Actions Do Not Violate the NLRA, Rules Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements requiring that an employer and an employee resolve any employment disputes through one-on-one arbitration do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In an opinion authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Court ruled 5-to-4 that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) dictates that arbitration agreements be enforced, and nothing in the NLRA overrides that policy to permit employees to bring class or collective actions when employees have agreed otherwise. Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. ___, (2018).

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