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sign for NLRB on its building National Labor Relations Board, located at 1099 14th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C. April 16, 2012. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/The National Law Journal)

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a series of decisions in the last few months that include new parameters for arbitration agreements containing class and collective action waivers.

These decisions follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis, 84 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 1612 (2018), where the court held that such employer-employee agreements mandating that employment disputes be resolved through individualized arbitration do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and must be enforced as written, pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).

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