NLRB Judge Finds Grocery Chain's Arbitration Deal Unlawful

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 4:35 PM EST) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge on Tuesday ruled that Sprouts Farmers Markets LLC had run afoul of federal labor law by requiring its workers to sign an arbitration agreement containing a class waiver, rebuffing the company's arguments that the board's D.R. Horton decision should not apply.

Administrative Law Judge Ira Sandron found that the grocery chain's arbitration agreement with its workers could not stand in light of the D.R. Horton decision, in which the NLRB held that an employer violates the National Labor Relations Act...
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