Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision three years ago in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, courts have increasingly enforced arbitration agreements with class action waivers. We blogged about the Epic Systems decision here. While most courts and attorneys now accept the Epic Systems holdings, challenges are still being made but with generally little success, as a recent case demonstrates.
In Reulbach v. Life Time Fitness, Inc., Case No. 1:21 CV 1013 (N.D. Ohio, June 23, 2021), the plaintiff was employed as an hourly fitness instructor at the defendants’ fitness club. He contended that he was not paid for time performing duties such as attending meetings, training or cleaning fitness equipment. He brought suit in state court for violations of the FLSA, including collective action allegations, as well as individual claims for age discrimination……
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This article was first published on the Employment Class Action Blog here. In a published June 22 opinion, the Eleventh Circuit laid out a clear test for the Federal Arbitration...By John Lewis
In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation, Amy interviews Prof. Carrie Shu Shang of Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona on international arbitration and China's Belt and Road initiative. https://youtu.be/SePWUbOA3hEBy Carrie Shu Shang, Amy Schmitz