With the continuing rise in high-stakes class action employment litigation, employers are exploring strategies to control both the costs of resolving such disputes as well as potential liability. Increasingly, they are turning to private arbitration as one means to those ends and entering into agreements with employees to arbitrate any legal claims arising from their employment, rather than pursue litigation in court. With growing frequency, those arbitration agreements include class waivers, in which employees consent to resolve any such claims on an individual basis only. Is an arbitration agreement with a class waiver right for your organization? The numerous factors to consider, the key elements of an enforceable arbitration agreement, and the statutory and caselaw underpinnings in which these questions arise, are the subject of the latest issue of the Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report. Read the latest issue of the Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report here.
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