Posts Tagged ‘arbitration agreements’

Recent NLRB Advice on Employer Policies, Arbitration Agreements

On June 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released two advice memoranda addressing common employment policies and arbitration agreements. Social Media, Confidentiality and Personal Device Policies In a memo originally issued in August 2018, several policies contained in the Coastal Industries, Inc. employee handbook were considered unlawful under the […]

27 Jun 19 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers contained in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Nos. 16-285, 16-300, 16-307 (May 21, 2018)). Background In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the […]

24 May 18 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate the labor law provisions found in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The Court agreed to consolidate three […]

17 Jan 17 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Releases 2016 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a preliminary list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 18 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. The list is preliminary at this point because CalChamber expects to add more bills to […]

31 Mar 16 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

This U.S. Supreme Court decision is another strong indication that states cannot target or discriminate against arbitration agreements.

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses State Court to Reinforce Arbitration to Resolve Disputes

Further emphasizing the federal policy favoring arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court last week again reversed a California decision that failed to enforce the terms of an arbitration agreement. The 6-3 decision on December 14 came in the case of DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia. Arbitration Provision In DIRECTV, the service agreement contained an […]

21 Dec 15 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »