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Mandatory Employment Arbitration Programs – Practical Considerations In Light of Supreme Court’s Epic Decision

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5 to 4 vote, upheld employers’ use of pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements with class action waivers. As promised, we are following up with more thoughts on practical...more

SCOTUS Green Lights Class Action Waivers in Major Win for Employers

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The United States Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that employees must submit claims to arbitration on an individualized basis when their employment agreements require it, even when those claims could be brought as class...more

Class Waivers In Arbitration Agreements Are Given The Okay By U.S. Supreme Court

by Roetzel & Andress on

On May 21, 2018, The United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, holding that “Congress has instructed in the Arbitration Act that arbitration agreements providing for individualized...more

SCOTUS Ruling has Far-Reaching Effects on Employment Litigation and Class Action

by Epiq on

On Monday, May 21, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to bring class action suits over workplace issues....more

An Epic Decision for Employers on Employment Class Action Waivers

As the end of the Supreme Court term in June approaches, Court-watchers watch their Twitter and news feeds on Mondays and Thursdays with bated breath. And this past Monday, the news did not disappoint. In a close 5-4 decision...more

The Epic Systems Decision: Where Do Employers Go from Here?

by Blank Rome LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis has significant ramifications for the scope of class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements. In each of the three consolidated cases that the Court’s...more

Class Action Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements Do Not Violate Federal Labor Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

After years of litigation across the country and sharply divided rulings among the Circuits (some damning class/collective action waivers and others enforcing them), and over seven months after oral argument, the United...more

The U.S Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arbitration Clauses - What This Means for Businesses

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that arbitration agreements between employees and their employers requiring individual arbitration must be enforced, giving employers the green light to require employees to enter...more

After Epic Systems, Employers Face New Considerations on Arbitration Agreements with Class Waivers

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

As I noted earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court has approved of the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements with employees....more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Arbitration Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday decided Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 16-285 (May 21, 2018), upholding employment contract provisions that require employees to arbitrate their disputes with the company individually rather...more

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Employer Use of Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

In one of its most important employment law decisions in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an employer's use of a class or collective action waiver (class waiver) in a mandatory employment arbitration agreement...more

Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision addressing whether employers can include class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements that employers often require their employees to...more

Supreme Court Upholds Class Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

by Morgan Lewis on

In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on May 21 that arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers required as a condition of employment are enforceable under the...more

Supreme Court Upholds Employers’ Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

by Dechert LLP on

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court decided one of the most highly anticipated employment cases in recent years on May 21, 2018, holding in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis that the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”)...more

US Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements with class action waivers

by McAfee & Taft on

On Monday, Justice Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, together with two companion cases, upholding the use of class and collective action waivers in arbitration...more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Enforceability of Mandatory Employment Class Action Waivers

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court upheld the legality of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Gorsuch, the Court held that arbitration agreements...more

Arbitration Provisions with Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable…Now What? A Guide for Human Resources Professionals and In-House...

In a landmark opinion on an important issue to employers, the Supreme Court held yesterday that employers can enforce class action waivers in arbitration agreements – leaving employers nationwide asking “what does this...more

Supreme Court: Employers Can Require Employees to Go It Alone in Arbitrations - Decision Upholds Class Action Waivers in...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis on May 21, 2018, holding that class action waivers in arbitration provisions are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act. The Court...more

Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Class Action Waivers

It’s official. Class action waivers are enforceable in employment arbitration agreements. On Monday, May 21, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of the waivers in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. The Court...more

Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Class Action Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements

by Carlton Fields on

In a significant decision awaited by U.S. employers since January 2017, the Supreme Court upheld the use of class action waivers in arbitration agreements. Justice Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by...more

U.S. Supreme Court validates class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements

by Lathrop Gage on

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an employer may include a class action waiver in arbitration agreements with its employees. Thus, an employer may validly require that an employee arbitrate disputes on an individual...more

Great News for Employers: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Class Action Waivers

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

On Monday, May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in the case, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, on the issue of the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration...more

U.S. Supreme Court Approves Use of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

by Murtha Cullina on

On Monday, in a 5-4 majority decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285, the U.S. Supreme Court found class action waivers in arbitration agreements to be valid and enforceable, settling a long-standing split among...more

Supreme Court Rules that Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Enforceable

by Stinson Leonard Street on

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable. The Court's long-awaited decision makes clear that employers can require employees to resolve any...more

U.S. Supreme Court Approves of Employers' Use of Artbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In three decisions of monumental importance, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that employers may require employees to sign arbitration agreements with class action waivers as a condition of employment. In so holding, the...more

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