Monday, July 31, 2006

NLRB issues opinion invalidating broad arbitration clause

The NLRB issued a decisionthat may have an effect on Maryland employees facing mandatory arbitration clauses (discussed here).

The policy at issue states that it:

. . . applies to all . . . employees. . . and covers all disputes relating to or arising out of an employee’s employment . . . or the termination of that employment.

The Board invalidated the provision because it tended "to inhibit employees from filing charges with the Board." Employees facing a similarly broad clause now have an arrow in their quiver: filing an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB.

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