We stay on top of the latest legal developments. The biggest change in 2016 was due to a case called Ernst & Young. It was the first case in several years that decreased the ability of companies to force class actions into individual arbitration. It relied on employee's right to collective action, which people often associate solely with union activity. However, this case interpreted the right to include the right to bring class actions. As a result, Ernst & Young case suggests that no contract, that is, no arbitration agreement, can waive the right to bring a class action.
The case is being appealed, so check back to see what happens with this interesting legal development. Contact Us today to learn more.