Today, the United States Supreme Court finally resolved the split of authority among federal circuit courts as to the enforceability of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements. In issuing its much anticipated opinion in NLRB v. Murphy Oil Co., Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court held that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements do NOT violate the National Labor Relations Act and are therefore enforceable. This is good news for employers everywhere and a prime opportunity to consider updating employment arbitration agreements to include class action waivers.
If you have any questions regarding employment arbitration agreements, please contact Kiara W. Gebhart, Esq. or any of the attorneys at Shulman Bastian Friedman & Bui LLP at (949) 340-3400.