The Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on January 12th titled: "Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements - Are they Still Viable?"
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
As more courts reach decisions regarding the viability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements, it is important for businesses to understand where the law stands in their state and what are the suggested "best practices" for dealing with such agreements.
This webinar, presented by Joseph Spitzzeri and Courtney Nichols, will highlight a brief history of class action waivers, the movement towards enforceability after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion decision, and the recent shift away from enforcement after the National Labor Relation Board's ruling in D.R. Horton, Inc. and Michael Cuda. In addition, the presenters will provide "best practices" to drafting and enforcing valid arbitration agreements.
Courtney Nichols is an attorney in the Michigan ALFA International law firm of Plunkett Cooney, where she represents employers in workforce-related litigation, including disputes involving allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination and whistleblower claims. She also represents and advises employers on important employment issues pertaining to various state and federal statutes, including ELCRA, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and Title VII. Courtney is also the Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader for her firm, Plunkett Cooney.
Joseph F. Spitzzeri is a co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Employment group Mr. Spitzzeri has litigated race, sex and national origin cases under Title VII as well as age and disability cases under ADEA & ADA . He has also litigated cases under the Illinois Human Rights Act as well as other wrongful termination litigation and litigation arsing from breach of employment agreements/restrictive covenants. He has also handled administrative matters before the EEOC and the IDHR. Mr. Spitzzeri has litigated FLSA cases as well asactions brought under the Illinois Minimum Wage Payment and Collection Act. In addition, Mr. Spitzzeri represents employees and employers before the Inspector General for the City of Chicago and State of Illinois and defends Welfare & Pension Fund Contribution Deficiency cases. Mr. Spitzzeri does on-site training in employment discrimination/harrassment issues and assists clients in preparing and revising their employee handbooks.