Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis
- Case Date: 6/16/2017
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On June 16, 2017, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to uphold the enforceability of arbitration agreements in employment-related disputes. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has concluded that federal labor law prevents employers from seeking to enforce such agreements if the employee would prefer to file in court on behalf of an entire class of employees. WLF’s brief argues that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) establishes a federal policy of enforcing agreements to resolve disputes through one-on-one arbitration and that labor law does not override that policy. WLF charges that the refusal of some appeals courts to enforce arbitration agreements in the employment context are the latest manifestations of judicial hostility to arbitration agreements. Arbitration agreements are meant to resolve disputes efficiently, predictably, and cost-effectively. WLF argues that requiring arbitrations to be conducted on a class-wide basis undermines that purpose.
|Awaiting oral argument.|
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