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McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2017

“Opt Out” Provisions May Provide Path Forward for Class-Action Waivers in Employment Contracts

Los Angeles labor and employment litigators Michael Mandel and Amy Beverlin bring us perspective on three class-action waiver cases currently awaiting


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | USA | 5 Oct 2017

Murphy’s Law: Will the Supreme Court End Employment Contract Arbitration Clauses?

Can you prevent employees from pursuing class actions if you have the right employment agreement? Employment agreements routinely include arbitration


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 3 Oct 2017

Supreme Court Weighs Validity of Employer Class Action Waivers; Justices’ Questions Suggest A Close Decision Ahead

Yesterday marked the first day of the United States Supreme Court’s new term, and the first case heard (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis) was one of


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2017

Class Waivers at the Divided Supreme Court: Employers Cautiously Optimistic

In yesterday’s oral argument, in one of the most significant employment law cases we have seen in some time, a divided Supreme Court appeared more


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 25 Sep 2017

Will the Supreme Court Finally Remove Doubt That an Employer Can Mandate That Employees Enter into Arbitration Agreements with Class Waivers?

In the first argument of the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases presenting the issue of whether


Burr & Forman LLP | USA | 21 Sep 2017

Supreme Court Set To Weigh In On Class Action Waivers

In late 2017 or early 2018, employers should anticipate clarity from the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether arbitration agreements requiring workers to


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 23 Aug 2017

Class Action Waivers: Two More Fifth Circuit Opinions Favor Waivers Over NLRB Challenges

In early August, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued two decisions regarding class and collective action waivers. Like its


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2017

Convergys Corporation and LogistiCare Solutions, Incorporated v. NLRB - The Fifth Circuit Considers Class and Collective Action Waivers Without Arbitration Agreements

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided two cases considering the impact of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) on class or


Husch Blackwell LLP | USA | 14 Aug 2017

The Fifth Circuit Strengthens Employers’ Right to Use Class Action Waivers

On August 7, 2017, a Fifth Circuit panel ruled, in a divided decision, that a class-action waiver can be enforceable even without an arbitration


Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP | USA | 27 Jul 2017

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court Rules Otherwise, Waivers of Collective Actions Are Not Enforceable in New York

On July 18, 2017, the First Department partially reversed the Commercial Division’s decision in Gold v. New York Life Insurance Company, No. 65392312

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