Supreme Court holds employers can use arbitration agreements to ban collective employment actions

In a 5-4 opinion this morning, the Supreme Court continued its string of pro-arbitration decisions. In Epic Systems v. Lewis, the Court held that arbitration agreements that ban collective proceedings do not violate the federal labor laws’ protection of concerted worker action. Instead, the Court held, the Federal Arbitration Act requires enforcement of those bans when contained in arbitration agreements.

The opinion is here.

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