US HoR passes Protecting the Right to Organize Act, Possibly Limiting Employment Arbitration

On  March 9, 2021, the US House of Representatives passed the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) and sent it on to the US Senate for consideration. The PRO Act contains important provisions that could limit employment arbitration and also take a step further by making it an unfair labor practice for any employer to prevent employees from pursuing any class or collective action claims related to their employment, through the use of binding arbitration agreements which exclude the jurisdiction of the courts to hear such claims.

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