Labor Board Rules that Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate Rights of Employees to Engage in Concerted Activities
By PAUL CANE, BOB KRISTOFF & CHASE ENSIGN
On January 6, 2012, the NLRB released a decision that could substantially affect employers with pre-dispute arbitration agreements containing class or collective action waivers. D.R. Horton, Inc., 357 NLRB No. 184 (2012). The decision applies to most private sector employees, whether union or non-union. This Alert highlights some of the issues raised by the decision.