DOJ Reverses Obama-Era Stance In Class Waiver Suit

By Melissa Daniels (June 16, 2017, 10:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice made a rare reversal of its position in a U.S. Supreme Court case by siding with employers in an amicus brief defending the legality of class waivers in arbitration agreements, after last year arguing the opposite while representing the National Labor Relations Board, which has invalidated such provisions.

The Justice Department said in its amicus brief that enforcing arbitration agreements with class waivers doesn't deprive employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, and that enforcement is required under the Federal Arbitration Act save for certain exceptions. (AP) The high court in January agreed...

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