Millions of workers have signed an Employment Agreement. If you have signed
one, did you read it? Do you really know what you have agreed to?
A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that some 60 million
U.S. workers no longer have access to courts to resolve employment disputes.
These disputes could include everything from Discrimination claims under
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to issues related to the Fair Labor
A growing number of employers began including mandatory arbitration procedures
in the early 2000s and many even added a class-action waiver. Now, more
than half of the nonunion private-sector employees have contracts subject
to an arbitration procedure.
The US Supreme Court recently began hearing oral arguments on a set of
cases challenging the inclusion of class action waivers in arbitration
agreements. The Court will be examining whether these waivers violate
the National Labor Relations Act. Until we have that answer, it is important
to review your Employment Contracts closely. If you have an employment
contract that you would like reviewed, contact an attorney at Humble Law today.