Class Action Waivers: The Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Employment and Wage-Hour Cases
Thursday, December 12, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
The United States Supreme Court recently issued two game changing decisions involving arbitration agreements in the class action context. In American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the Court enforced a class action waiver in an arbitration agreement and shot down what many on the plaintiffs’ side believed was their last hope for challenging class action waivers. In the second case, Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the Court permitted a class action to proceed in the arbitration setting, highlighting the critical importance of properly drafting arbitration agreements.
The faculty presenting this program will explore the impact of these decisions on employment claims from both employer and employee perspectives, including wage-hour class actions, the interplay between these decisions and the NLRB’s decision in D.R. Horton and how they may impact claims under the California Private Attorney General’s Act.
• Learn about new Supreme Court cases involving the enforcement of class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
• Understand the impact of the new Supreme Court cases on California wage and hour class actions.
• Find out about the interplay between the new Supreme Court cases and the National Labor Relations Board’s decision related to class action waivers and the National Labor Relations Act.
• Discover practical drafting tips from the cases in regard to class action waivers in arbitration agreements from both employer and employee perspectives.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
• In-house counsel who deal with class action litigation, arbitration agreements or programs, or employment agreements.
• HR professionals who work on arbitration policies and programs, including implementation of arbitration programs and employment agreements.
• In-house counsel or HR professionals who deal with union employees and manage litigation or arbitration programs.
Program Level: Intermediate
Credit Available: CLE.