NLRB Finds Beauty Supply Store's Arbitration Pact Unlawful

Law360 (October 10, 2019, 2:33 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a California-based beauty supply retailer's arbitration agreement violated federal labor law because it curtailed workers' ability to file charges with the NLRB.

The NLRB on Tuesday said Beena Beauty Holding Inc., which does business as Planet Beauty, violated the National Labor Relations Act by adopting a commission agreement with an arbitration and dispute resolution provision that limited workers' access to the agency.

The board initially cut down the Studio City, California, business' arbitration agreement in May 2016, applying board precedent in cases involving D.R. Horton and Murphy Oil, holding that mandatory arbitration agreements...

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