Citing DR Horton, NLRB Judge Nixes GE Unit's Arbitration Deal

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge on Monday ruled that a General Electric Co. subsidiary's arbitration policy requiring employees to bring only individual claims violated federal labor law, even though the policy allowed class claims if both the worker and the company agreed.

Citing the board's controversial decision regarding construction company D.R. Horton Inc.'s class action waiver, Administrative Law Judge Margaret G. Brakebusch concluded that Advanced Services Inc., which runs a GE appliance call center in Memphis, Tenn., had implemented an alternative dispute resolution policy in...
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