5th Circ. Starts Clock For NLRB Appeal Of Murphy Oil Ruling

Law360, New York (February 18, 2016, 7:41 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday issued its judgment based on its October opinion that mostly reversed a National Labor Relations Board ruling that had found Murphy Oil arbitration agreements barring workers from pursuing class or collective actions as unlawful, setting the stage for a potential NLRB appeal.

With the three-judge panel's judgment in place, the NLRB now has 52 days to ask the full Fifth Circuit to rehear the case or petition the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its argument that the waivers violate the National Labor Relations Act.

Much of the Fifth Circuit's judgment concentrated on one aspect of the...

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