The U.S. House of Representatives has fired another salvo against class and collective action waivers in employment agreements. The recently passed Build Back Better Act (BBB Act) would amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to make it unlawful for employers to enter into or attempt to enforce any agreement whereby, prior to a dispute, “an employee undertakes or promises not to pursue, bring, join, litigate or support any kind of joint, class, or collective claim” relating to the employment of such employee in any forum. Employers who violate this provision would be subject to civil penalties under the proposed NLRA amendments…
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