3rd Circ. Firm On Robert Half Workers' Class Arbitration

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 7:39 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit said Monday it would not reconsider its recent decision affirming the dismissal of a proposed collective action by former Robert Half International Inc. workers, leaving intact its conclusion that a district court correctly found the staffing agency could address overtime claims in individual arbitration rather than on a classwide basis.

In a brief order, the appellate court denied former Robert Half staffing managers David Opalinski and James McCabe’s request for rehearing or rehearing en banc, staying firm on a three-judge panel’s January conclusion that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Stolt-Nielsen v. Animalfeeds International Corp. “made clear”...

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