Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employer Arbitration Agreements

On May 21, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that employers are permitted to require employees to arbitrate disputes with their employer individually and waive their right to class or collective actions. In a 5-4 ruling in a case known as Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Court rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s position that such class waivers violate employees’ rights to take collective action for their “mutual aid and protection.”