Labor and Employment Deputy Practice Group Leader Lauren Novak was quoted on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lamps Plus v. Varela that, under the federal arbitration statute, an ambiguous arbitration agreement cannot be interpreted as allowing class arbitrations.
Lauren said the ruling is “a clear win for employers. The decision is important, because it means that employers will maintain the benefits of individual arbitration and avoid the risks of class arbitration unless they agree to it.”
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