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NLRB Says Neiman Marcus' Mandatory Arbitration Unlawful

Law360, New York (August 5, 2015, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. on Tuesday became the latest company under fire before the National Labor Relations Board for requiring its employees to sign arbitration agreements that waive the right to class and collective actions.

With nods to the precedential and controversial D.R. Horton and Murphy Oil NLRB decisions, a three-member board panel ruled that the department store chain’s mandatory arbitration program was a violation of employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Neiman Marcus must cease and desist from “maintaining a mandatory arbitration...
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