Novak Quoted on U.S. Supreme Court Arbitration Agreement Ruling

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Novak Quoted on U.S. Supreme Court Arbitration Agreement Ruling

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The Society for Human Resource Management

Labor and Employment Deputy Practice Group Leader Lauren Novak was quoted on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lamps Plus v. Varela holding that under the Federal Arbitration Act, an ambiguous arbitration agreement cannot provide the contractual basis necessary to conclude that the parties agreed to submit to class arbitration.

“The Lamps Plus decision is a clear win for employers," Lauren said. "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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