• Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements
  • September 6, 2018 | Author: Bruce F. Fain
  • Law Firm: Crowley Fleck PLLP - Billings Office
  • The Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”) was passed in 1925 in an effort to counter a perception that courts were opposed to arbitration, which at least in theory, is meant to be a swifter, more efficient and more economical manner of resolving disputes. In 1935, at the urging of unions, the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA”) was passed in an effort to protect workers ability to organize and collectively bargain concerning the terms and conditions of employment. In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) which primarily addresses minimum wage and overtime and also provides employees the ability to seek collective enforcement of the rights established under the FLSA.