NLRB Decision Bars Employment Arbitration Agreements That Prohibit Class or Collective Claims

    View Author January 2012

    The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled last week that employers may not require employees, as a condition of employment, to enter arbitration agreements that waive their rights to pursue claims addressing their pay, hours or other working conditions as a class or collective. This controversial ruling applies to all employers in the United States who are subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) whether private or governmental, union or non-union. In the attached Alert, Squire Sanders lawyers discuss the ruling and its implications to employers who regularly use arbitration agreements with their employees.