Impact Of NLRB Class Action Waiver Memo Unclear

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 4:54 PM EDT) -- Before his departure from the National Labor Relations Board, then general counsel Ronald Meisburg issued a memorandum on the use of class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements that would render some agreements unlawful. But whether his guidance to the board's regional directors is adopted, and whether it will stick, remains uncertain, lawyers say.

On June 16, four days before he left the NLRB for Proskauer Rose LLP, Meisburg issued the memo to advise regional directors on how to assess unfair labor practice charges involving individual,...
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