In Epic Employment Decision, Supreme Court Authorizes Waiver of Class ActionsBy firstname.lastname@example.org on 05/22/2018
Cedar Grove, New Jersey – May 22, 2018
On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its biggest employment decision this session. In Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, 584 U.S. ___ (2018), the Supreme Court confirmed that federal law allows employers to enforce arbitration agreements, even if they bar group claims. While this decision is new, it is not unexpected. The Supreme Court’s recent precedent had already made it clear that the FAA requires the enforcement of arbitration agreements according to their terms, which can only be defeated by a clear and contrary congressional mandate.