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Supreme Court to Rule on Class-Action Waivers

1.18.17

In the article, "Supreme Court to Rule on Class-Action Waivers," featured on SHRM.com, attorney Steve Bernstein comments on the court announcement that it will review to determine whether class-action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful.

Nonunion employees bring the vast majority of challenges of arbitration agreement waivers, said Steve Bernstein, an attorney with Fisher Phillips in Tampa, Fla. Union employees are more used to arbitration and any accompanying provisions that are part of collective bargaining agreements.

"Any HR professional who works with an organization that has arbitration in place should be very interested in these cases, as the viability of [their] procedures will be on the line," he noted. The Supreme Court consolidated the cases for its review.

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