Class Action Waivers and Arbitration Agreements in the Aftermath of Epic Systems v. LewisM

Overview

Highlights

Class action lawsuits against employers are rampant. Staffing firms, which employ large numbers of employees, have not been spared. Class action waivers and arbitration agreements are an effective way to address such lawsuits, but, until recently, their enforceability was unsettled. On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Epic Systems v. Lewis that arbitration agreements and class action waivers are lawful.

In this webinar, hear from attorneys Shareef S. Farag and Melissa A. Siebert, co-author of the American Staffing Association’s amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems v. Lewis. They’ll discuss the court’s ruling and explain how it applies to staffing firms

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • What the high court decided and what the ruling means for staffing firms
  • The pros and cons of using arbitration agreements and class action waivers
  • How the ruling will affect California law suits

Presenter

Melissa A. Siebert, partner, BakerHostetler
Shareef S. Farag, partner, BakerHostetler

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