Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis
- Case Date: 6/16/2017
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the enforceability of arbitration agreements in employment-related disputes. The decision was a victory for WLF, which filed a brief urging the court to reject the position of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which contended that federal labor law prevents employers from seeking to enforce such agreements if the employee would prefer to file a claim on behalf of an entire class of employees. The Court agreed with WLF that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) establishes a federal policy of enforcing agreements to resolve future disputes through one-on-one arbitration and that labor law does not override that policy. WLF argued that arbitration agreements are meant to resolve disputes efficiently, predictably, and cost-effectively; and that requiring arbitrations to be conducted on a class-wide basis undermines that purpose.
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