• Labor Board Purports to Invalidate Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements
  • January 11, 2012
  • Law Firm: Jones Day - Cleveland Office
  • In an unprecedented, sweeping ruling affecting both unionized and nonunion employers alike, a twomember panel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has held that an agreement that precludes employees from filing class or collective actions in any forum—whether in court or in arbitration—violates Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), 29 U.S.C. § 158(a)(1).