"The Policy May be Debatable but the Law is Clear" -- Supreme Court Holds that Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements are Enforceable

On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 decision in the closely watched case Epic Sys. Corp. v. Lewis ("Epic Sys. Corp."), holding that the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") requires enforcement of class action waivers signed by employees, and that a contrary result was not compelled by the National Labor Relations Act's ("NLRA's") protection of "concerted activity" by employees.
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On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 decision in the closely watched case Epic Sys. Corp. v. Lewis ("Epic Sys. Corp."), holding that the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") requires enforcement of class action waivers signed by employees, and that a contrary result was not compelled by the National Labor Relations Act's ("NLRA's") protection of "concerted activity" by employees.

Jeff Smith, is an intern at Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, where he concentrates on labor and employment law. He is a candidate for JD at Northeastern University School of Law, and has proudly served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard since 2008.

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