NLRB Judge Shoots Down Ralph's Grocery Class Waiver

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge on Wednesday ruled that Ralph's Grocery Co. ran afoul of federal labor law by subjecting its employees to a mandatory arbitration policy that prohibits class proceedings, in keeping with the labor board's controversial D.R. Horton decision.

Administrative Law Judge Eleanor Laws acknowledged the grocery chain's arguments that the NLRB lacked a quorum when it decided D.R. Horton, which held that it is a violation of federal labor law for an employer to impose as a condition of employment a mandatory...
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