The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied en banc review of a ruling that created a new framework for when employees who have entered into arbitration agreements receive collective action notices.

Earlier this year, in a case of first impression, the Seventh Circuit developed a required framework for a district court to evaluate a plaintiff’s request that the court authorize notice to putative class members who have entered into arbitration agreements with their employer.  The Seventh Circuit vacated the district court’s order issuing notice and remanded for the lower court to apply the new standard. (A detailed summary of this ruling can be accessed here)

We will be watching closely to evaluate how the district court in this case and other cases applies the Seventh Circuit’s new framework. Please contact a Jackson Lewis attorney with any questions about this case.