Murphy Oil Dooms Nursing Center's Arbitration Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2016, 8:55 PM EST) -- A Los Angeles-area skilled nursing facility violated the National Labor Relations Act through an arbitration policy where employees waive their right to class or collection action, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Wednesday, citing the Board’s Murphy Oil ruling.

In finding against Montecito Heights Healthcare & Wellness Centre, Administrative Law Judge Raymond P. Green hewed to the board’s 2014 Murphy Oil decision that said arbitration agreements barring workers from pursuing class actions are unlawful.

“I am bound to follow board precedent irrespective of contrary opinions...
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