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Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: Proceed with Caution

Class action waivers in arbitration agreements exist in a legal gray zone, with the federal appellate courts split on their enforceability. Many employers believe that by forcing employees who sue them to do so only individually, they can avoid the prospect of very large judgements. The Ninth Circuit and Seventh Circuit have held that class action waivers … Continue reading this entry

But We Cut a Settlement and They Agreed to It!?!

As we have previously noted, employers are increasingly resorting to arbitration agreements, waivers and releases  and other strategies in an attempt to limit liability in employment matters and reduce or eliminate the risk and cost of litigation. With the explosion of litigation being brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employers may be similarly tempted … Continue reading this entry