NLRB's GC Backtracks On High Court Class Waiver Answers

Law360, New York (October 4, 2017, 1:18 PM EDT) -- National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin walked back comments he made at Monday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on the legality of so-called class action waiver agreements, saying Tuesday he gave an “inaccurate response” to a hypothetical posed by Chief Justice John Roberts.

The NLRB’s top attorney told the court clerk that he misunderstood Justice Roberts’ questions on whether employers can require a minimum of 50 workers to join together before they can pursue arbitration collectively, saying that he, like an attorney representing workers involved in the trio of cases before the court, believes such a provision is illegal...

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