Cos., DOJ Miss Mark On Class Waivers, NLRB Tells High Court

Law360, New York (August 9, 2017, 7:12 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court precedent does not require the justices to find that the Federal Arbitration Act supersedes another federal statute where the laws contradict, the National Labor Relations Board said Wednesday in defense of its stance that labor laws invalidate so-called class action waiver agreements between employees and employers.

The labor board filed its opening brief Wednesday in the closely watched Murphy Oil line of cases, urging the high court to reject arguments by the U.S. Department of Justice and a handful of employers that Congress meant for the FAA to overrule the National Labor Relations Act or any other federal...

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