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California AB 51 Bans Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

USA - October 16 2019 On October 13, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 51 into law, banning most employment arbitration agreements in…

Bruce J. Sarchet, Jessica L. Marinelli.

Supreme Court Confirms Class Arbitration May Not Proceed Unless Expressly Permitted by the Arbitration Agreement

USA - April 25 2019 On April 24, 2019, in a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court held that even if an arbitration agreement is ambiguous…

Kaitlyn M. Burke.

Supreme Court Eliminates the "Wholly Groundless" Exception to Arbitration Agreements, Reinforcing the Force of Delegation Provisions

USA - January 14 2019 On January 8, 2018, in a unanimous opinion written by Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court ruled that where parties have agreed to…

Adrienne Scheffey.

Supreme Court Upholds Lawfulness of Class and Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

USA - May 21 2018 The Supreme Court has weighed in: class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful and must be enforced under the Federal…

Edward F. Berbarie, Henry D. Lederman, Sean M. McCrory.

Federal Court Invalidates New Overtime Rule

USA - September 5 2017 On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted summary judgment for a diverse coalition of 55 business groups…

Maury Baskin, Sean M. McCrory, Tammy D. McCutchen.