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In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court held that employers did not violate the National Labor Relations Act by requiring class action waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements. The 5-4 ruling was long anticipated and may have far-reaching consequences in employment and labor law.
In this Briefing, you will hear from two experts in employment law – Joseph M. Sellers of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and Zachary D. Fasman of Proskauer Rose LLP – who will discuss the impact of the case and the future direction of the law. Specific issues to be addressed include:
- Is the Court’s ruling limited to Fair Labor Standards Act cases, or does it extend to other causes of action such as employment discrimination litigation?
- Are there any practical limits to an employer’s ability to require class action waivers in the workplace?
- What alternatives are available to employees who seek to bring common claims in arbitration, even if the each employee must arbitrate individually?