2nd Circ. Ruling Gives Employer Class Waivers A Boost

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT) -- Employers hoping to use individual arbitration agreements to avoid facing wage-and-hour class actions should find themselves on surer footing when they go to enforce their policies thanks to a Second Circuit ruling Friday that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not bar the waiver of collective action claims, lawyers say.

In a major victory for employers, the appeals court ruled that Ernst & Young LLP's arbitration agreement, which requires that employees individually arbitrate their claims, must be enforced in a proposed overtime collective action lodged by...
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