Drafting Arbitration Agreements after SCOTUS’ Decision on Class Action Waivers

webinar Drafting Arbitration Agreements after SCOTUS’ Decision on Class Action Waivers

You Will Learn:

  • How the evolving legal landscape surrounding arbitration agreements affects your organization
  • How the Supreme Court’s decision impacts employer arbitration agreements
  • Whether employers should implement class action waivers and how to craft them
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements: What Now?

On May 21, 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to take legal action over workplace issues.

How does this ground-breaking decision impact employers?  Now you must decide whether, when, and how to introduce and use arbitration and class action waiver agreements.

But, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to drafting and implementing an effective arbitration program for your organization.  In fact, there are key strategic decisions employers need to make in tailoring arbitration agreements to their particular workforces and business needs.

Learning Objectives

Whether your company already has an arbitration agreement in place, or you’re considering beginning an arbitration program, this power-packed program offers practical advice and examples to help you craft an arbitration program that’s effective and enforceable.

  • How the Epic Systems ruling affects employers and what led up to the dispute
  • Key aspects of the Supreme Court’s decision and its practical implications
  • Pros and cons of maintaining an employer arbitration program and class action waivers
  • Best practices and practical insights on drafting, implementing and rolling out enforceable arbitration agreements and class action waivers agreements
  • Whether or not to use opt-out provisions
  • Implementation issues when an employer is already facing a pending class action
  • Additional issues to consider when rolling a new or revised arbitration agreement and how best to draft such an agreement

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Faculty

Christopher C. Murray
Christopher C. Murray
Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Chris Murray is Co-Chair of the firm’s Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. In this role, he assists attorneys throughout the firm and clients nationwide to create, roll out, and enforce effective employment arbitration agreements and other ADR programs. Chris has extensive experience with class/collective action waivers in employment arbitration.

Jennifer L. Santa Maria
Jennifer L. Santa Maria
Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ms. Santa Maria represents employers of all sizes in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation and advice and counseling. She also regularly conducts workplace investigations. She advises and defends clients in federal and state employment-related lawsuits and agency claims, including actions alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability, leave of absence, breach of contract, and wrongful termination claims.

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