NLRB Defied 5th Circ. In Class Waiver Fight, Murphy Oil Says

By Ben James (January 29, 2015, 4:41 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board defied the Fifth Circuit when it held that Murphy Oil USA Inc. arbitration agreements barring workers from pursuing class or collective actions were unlawful and doubled down on the NLRB's "erroneous" findings in D.R. Horton, Murphy Oil said Wednesday.

Gas station operator Murphy Oil is challenging a divided labor board ruling that said it violated federal labor law at the Fifth Circuit, the same appeals court that rejected the NLRB's controversial January 2012 finding in D.R. Horton that mandatory arbitration agreements under which workers waive their right to pursue class or collective employment claims are unlawful....

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