NLRB Judge Nixes Applebee's Franchisee's Arbitration Policy

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 7:35 PM ET) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge recently found that the mandatory individual arbitration policy maintained by a company that operates over 400 Applebee's restaurants ran afoul of federal labor law as the board interpreted it in its controversial D.R. Horton decision.

In a decision dated Sept. 30 but released publicly on Thursday, Administrative Law Judge Joel Biblowitz held that the mandatory arbitration policy included in Apple American Group LLC's employee handbook, which contained a class waiver, violated the National Labor Relations Act could be understood by...
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