Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court notified the parties in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Case No. 16-307; Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Case No. 16-285; and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, Case No. 16-300 that the cases will be heard in October 2017. Jackson Lewis has represented Murphy Oil USA throughout these proceedings. As reported in Jackson Lewis’ earlier post, on January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court consolidated the three cases and granted certiorari. The cases generally present the question of whether class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act. We anticipate that by October, the vacancy on the Court will be filled.
We will keep you informed on the issue. In the meantime, please contact Jackson Lewis P.C. if you have any questions about drafting or enforcing arbitration agreements.