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LeClairRyan Webinar to Focus on Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Following Recent Supreme Court Decision


What employers should know about class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Epic Systems decision will be the focus of a free webinar presented by LeClairRyan on Thursday, August 23, at 1:00 p.m., EDT (10:00 a.m., Pacific).

Designed for HR professionals and C-level executives, the one-hour session will be led by Rafael Nendel-Flores and Guillermo M. Tello, Los Angeles-based partners on the national law firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Team.

In a 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), and neither the FAA’s saving clause nor the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) suggest otherwise. “This case reaffirms longstanding federal policy favoring arbitration,” said Nendel-Flores.

Topics on the agenda will include:

  • The Court’s findings
  • The ruling’s potential impact on both employers and employees
  • The pros and cons of employment arbitration agreements
  • Best practices designed to maximize the enforceability of employment arbitration agreements.

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review. 

Click here for more information on the webinar or to register.