NLRB Judge Nixes Verizon Phone Dealer's Class Waiver

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A National Labor Relations Board judge on Monday found that an authorized Verizon cellphone retailer's mandatory individual arbitration agreement violated federal labor law, rejecting the employer's argument that recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent overruled the labor board's class waiver ban.

Administrative Law Judge Christine E. Dibble ruled that Cellular Sales of Missouri LLC, an authorized dealer of Verizon cellphones and services with 21 stores in Missouri and Kansas, ran afoul of the National Labor Relations Act by requiring sales employees to sign as a condition of...
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