NLRB Nixes Worker's Attack On Bloomingdale's Class Ban

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Bloomingdale’s Inc. didn't violate federal labor law by enforcing an arbitration agreement that banned class and collective claims because a former sales associate had a 30-day time window to opt out of the deal, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Tuesday. 

Though Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey D. Wedekind did rule that Bloomingdale’s ran afoul of the National Labor Relations Act by distributing overly broad summary documents in connection with its four-step dispute resolution program, he rejected arguments that the arbitration program was unlawful because it...
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