DR Horton Asks 5th Circ. To Overrule NLRB On Class Waivers

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- D.R. Horton Inc. on Thursday kicked off its appeal of the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that arbitration agreements barring employees from bringing class actions violate federal labor law, telling the Fifth Circuit that employees have no substantive right to access class procedures.

The homebuilder is appealing the NLRB's January decision rejecting the arbitration agreement it has with its employees in which the board concluded that employers who force their employees to sign, as a condition of employment, an agreement that precludes them from filing joint,...
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