NLRB To Target Gym Chain Over Class Waivers In Worker Pacts

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board is poised to issue a complaint against a health club chain arguing that an arbitration agreement that barred class litigation ran afoul of labor law in spite of a clause saying workers could opt out, the NLRB's acting general counsel said Friday.

Lafe Solomon, who appeared at an event at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, said that the complaint, which stems from a predispute arbitration agreement that said workers could choose to opt out and still keep their jobs, was imminent.

The complaint will say that despite the opt-out provision, the arbitration pact...

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