• April 24 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration Agreements Is a Win for Employers
  • May 1, 2019
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  • Almost a year ago the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements between employers and employees (see Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/epic-systems-corp-v-lewis). Last week the Court issued an opinion that further solidified the enforceability of class action waivers in the employment context.

    In Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, a 5-4 decision issued on April 24, the Court held that arbitration may proceed as a class basis only if the arbitration agreement explicitly provides for such a process. Employers utilizing arbitration agreements should almost never include language allowing for class-wide arbitration. To read the full article, click here.