NLRB Puts Class Action Waivers' Status Up In The Air

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 9:26 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board's ruling that employees cannot be forced to sign arbitration agreements containing class action waivers puts it at odds with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, setting up a fight that attorneys expect will end up back at the high court.

Striking down an arbitration agreement used by homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc., the NLRB concluded that employers who force their employees to sign, as a condition of employment, an agreement that precludes them from filing joint, class or collective claims addressing their wages,...
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