December 03, 2018 Articles

The Aftermath of Epic Systems v. Lewis

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the NLRA does not invalidate class action arbitration waivers, which may have significant negative impacts for employees.

By Amit Bindra

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that class action arbitration waiver agreements are enforceable and do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In the aftermath of the decision, numerous commentators believe that such a ruling will have negative impacts for employees. As the Court explained, Congress will ultimately have to pass legislation if Americans desire to limit the use and enforceability of arbitration agreements.

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