Employee Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers: Recent Developments and Next Steps for Employers


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In an important 5-4 decision last May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the use of class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements is valid and enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The decision can help employers avoid costly and time-consuming employment litigations through a well- written bilateral arbitration agreement that satisfies the FAA.

Following this development, it is important for employers to become abreast of the next steps, especially in devising a comprehensive agreement in accordance with existing employment and labor laws.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and distinguished professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they provide an in-depth discussion of the recent developments and significant issues surrounding employment agreements. Speakers will provide helpful tips for employers in creating effective arbitration agreements and class action waivers in light of the recent developments.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

  • Recent Developments in Employment Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers
  • Notable Cases
  • Important Factors to Consider in Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements
  • What Lies Ahead
  • Practical Tips for Employers