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May 21, 2018

Supreme Court upholds employers' right to require arbitration to settle workplace disputes May 21, 2018. | Politico

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Supreme Court upholds employers' right to require arbitration to settle workplace disputes

By JOSH GERSTEIN

The Supreme Court of the United States is pictured. | Getty Images
The majority rejected arguments that forcing those cases into private, individual arbitration violated federal labor law. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of employers to require employees to use private arbitration to resolve workplace disputes.
The 5-4 decision, split along the usual ideological lines, upheld the right of employers to use mandatory arbitration clauses to block the filing of class-action lawsuits over workplace issues such as unpaid overtime. The majority rejected arguments that forcing those cases into private, individual arbitration violated federal labor law.