High Court Will Resolve Class Action Waiver Battle

Law360, New York (January 13, 2017, 3:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether the National Labor Relations Board is correct in its interpretation that arbitration agreements are illegal under federal labor law if they contain class action waivers, setting the stage for a showdown on an issue that has divided circuit courts.

The justices agreed to hear three cases that each involve the issue of whether arbitration agreements that prohibit employees from pursuing work-related claims as a group violate the National Labor Relations Act, as the NLRB has ruled in numerous cases.

One of the cases the high court agreed to hear is an...

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