Friday, May 04, 2012


April 27, 2012, Friday

Law360 (full article)

NLRB To Target Gym Chain Over Class Waivers In Worker Pacts

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 3:10 PM ET) -- The National Labor Relations Board is poised to issue a complaint against a health club chain arguing that an arbitration agreement that barred class litigation ran afoul of labor law in spite of a clause saying workers could opt out, the NLRB's acting general counsel said Friday.

Lafe Solomon, who appeared at an event at the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations, said that the complaint, which stems from a predispute arbitration agreement that said workers could choose to opt out and still keep their jobs, was imminent.