Supreme Court Review: Class Action Waivers, Whistleblower Protections

New York Law Journal

David E. Schwartz

During the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term, the Court issued several rulings with significant implications for employers, including decisions addressing whether companies may use class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements to restrict workers from taking joint legal action over workplace issues and whether the Dodd-Frank Act's anti-retaliation provision protects employees who report potential securities law violations internally but not to the SEC.