Legal Alert: Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Collective Bargaining Agreement


On April 1, 2009, the United States Supreme Court held that a provision in a Collective Bargaining Agreement that "clearly and unmistakably" requires employees to submit employment claims and disputes arising under federal and state anti-discrimination laws to binding arbitration is valid and enforceable under federal law. 14 Penn Plaza, LLC v. Pyett, No. 07-581 (2009).

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