Skip to comments.Labor board ruling allows group claims in court
Posted on 01/07/2012 4:53:39 PM PST by SmithL
Employers can't require workers to sign arbitration agreements that prevent them from pursuing group claims in court, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday, in a decision that some experts say could have wide repercussions.
The NLRB said agreements that required private sector workers to make claims only as individuals and only to an arbitrator violated their right to join together in "concerted action" under the National Labor Relations Act.
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The board voted 2-0, with one recusal, in favor of the ruling against the Fort Worth, Tx.-based company. The NLRB said Brian Hayes, the board's only Republican, was recused from the case. It did not say why.
There were two vacancies on the five-member board when the vote was taken.
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Yep. The lawyers win again. As someone once said “kill all the lawyers”—or words to that effect.
What a despicable profession. I imagine there are one or two out there who’ve retained a vestige of morality. Most of them, though, are nothing more than ambulance chasing scum.
Not sure about when this decision was made, but the NLRB now lacks a legal quorum to do anything. Obama’s three non-recess appointments last week are invalid, so anything they try to do should be thrown out in court first thing.
Most of D.R. Hortons employees are . . . . shall we say beyond the law, so what’s the B F deal?
When is this starting its court journey? I’ve seen nothing about it.
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